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BREAKING: Gurbaksh Chahal sentenced to 12 months in county jail for violating probation on Domestic Violence Charges

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Gurbaksh Chahal in court during sentencing by Judge Tracie Brown

Gurbaksh Chahal sentenced to a year in jail

SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Gurbaksh Chahal, the tech mogul who was fired as CEO from his own company for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, has managed to evade serving any jail time thus far. The judge sentenced him to 12 months in county jail for violating probation on domestic violence charges.

The former CEO pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor assault charges from the original 2013 assault. He paid a fine and was stripped of his chief executive title of RadiumOne, a marketing tech company. He was also placed on probation.

Then in 2014, Chahal was accused of assaulting another woman.In September of 2014, according to prosecutors, Chahal kicked a South Korean woman roughly ten times in his apartment. They further asserted that he conspired to keep the woman from talking to the police by threatening to report her to immigration for allegedly faking a marriage to obtain a U.S. visa. 

Last month, San Francisco Supreme Court Judge Tracie Brown ruled that Chahal had violated his probation as a result of the second assault. Now, Chahal faces a full sentence for misdemeanor charges related to the second assault.

San Francisco Superior Court Judge Tracie Brown agreed with the district attorney’s office last month, and ordered Chahal to surrender his passports. Chahal has not been taken into custody after sentencing, pending an appeal. 

However, his fate could have been much worse — Chahal originally faced 47 felony assault charges stemming from the 2013 incident, a video showed him striking his then-girlfriend 117 times. The video was ruled inadmissible in court after a judge determined police had seized it illegally. As a result, his charges were downgraded to the aforementioned misdemeanors.

RadiumOne’s board only fired Chahal after the company faced public backlash for keeping him on.

In an open letter to the board in 2014, Chahal wrote that he was “deeply disappointed” as well as “shocked and saddened” with the company’s decision to fire him over the “exaggerated allegations against me.” He wrote that he was “practically lynched on social media.”

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Encarnita Alonso filed a lawsuit against Gravity4 last year, after the company hired her as senior vice president of global marketing and fired her just six weeks later.

Her lawsuit, filed in California state court, charges that Chahal and Gravity 4 violated her privacy by secretly monitoring her and that her termination was part of a “pattern … of humiliating and abusing women who dared to question him.”

Chahal’s family and supporters gathered outside the court today with signs asking for District Attorney Gascon to resign

 

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India-China strike détente over border issues

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Ladakh, INDIA (Diya TV)  — Just days after Indian Prime Minister Modi visited the frontlines in Ladakh to encourage his troops and honor those lost in a recent battle with China, India and China jointly announced both countries will disengage, pulling back in a limited manner at separate key points. A two-hour frank conversation between both nation’s foreign ministers led to the breakthrough. While both sides claim their sovereignty had been violated, India made some major economic moves against China in recent days, banning investment, stopping Chinese participation in freeway developments and blocking 59 apps including TikTok. TikTok announced they would lose up to $6 billion because of India’s ban.

In a statement on his agenda for Muslim Americans, presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden said he was disappointed with the Indian government’s implementation of the National Register of Citizens in Assam, the passage of the Citizenship Amendment Act and recent actions in Jammu and Kashmir. Biden has a long list of agendas he plans to implement if he is elected President, but there is no listing as of yet for Hindu and Sikh Americans.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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COVID-19 explodes: 50,000 cases in one day, 10,000 in Florida

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AUSTIN, Texas (Diya TV)  — Fears of a COVID19 spike have been realized, as the caseload around the nation continues to set records daily. On Wednesday, 50,000 new cases were reported around America, 10,000 in Florida alone. Texas Governor Greg Abbott is now mandating masks in his hard-hit state and states that were starting to open up are now reworking their plans in order to combat COVID19.

As Indian and Chinese military commanders held a third round of talks on disengagement, the Indian government made another move against business and investment from China, announcing Chinese companies will not be allowed to take part in India’s highway and transportation projects, among other sectors. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi deleted his account on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.

President Trump though White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany made his strongest remarks to date on the India-China conflict, saying “China’s aggressive stance along the India-China border fits with a larger a pattern of Chinese aggression in other parts of the world and these action only confirm the true nature of the Chinese Communist Party.”

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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California lawsuit alleges caste-based discrimination at Cisco

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OAKLAND, Calif. (Diya TV)  — California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing sued Silicon Valley titan Cisco Systems and two of their former employees alleging discrimination against an Indian-American Dalit employee. The man claims harassment by two men who are Indian Americans of a higher caste, former Cisco engineering managers Sundar Iyer and Ramana Kompella. Cisco denies the charges.

On the heels of India banning 59 Chinese apps from being distributed, the FCC designated Chinese telecom companies Huawei and ZTE as threats to national security, saying money allocated by the government for broadband and other 5G related products cannot be used on equipment by those vendors. Meanwhile, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lauded India for their ban of Chinese apps.

And in a new letter to Secretary of State Pompeo, 20 Senators are urging the Trump Administration to grant emergency refugee protections to Hindu and Sikh communities that have been long persecuted in Afghanistan.

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.

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