Two brothers jailed for perjury


LONDON: Two brothers have been jailed for committing perjury during a High Court hearing. Bhupinder Randhawa, 37, of Walnut Tree Road, Hounslow and his brother Paulvinder Randhawa, 46, of Barn Way, Wembley were each sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment. The jury at South wark Crown Court heard that, during enforcement proceedings at the Family Division of the High Court in London on 2 June 2015, Bhupinder Randhawa claimed to have paid £40,000 in cash to his ex-wife at a Pizza Hut restaurant in Slough.
This false claim was supported during the High Court proceedings by his older brother, Paulvinder Randhawa, who stated under oath that he had given the cash to Bhupinder in order for him to make this payment. The High Court judge referred the suspected perjury offences to the Director of Public Prosecutions and the case was assigned to the Met. Officers from the Westminster Serious Crime Unit investigated. The brothers’ statements were established as false.
They had claimed that the money had been drawn in cash from a London casino; however a police investigation established that no such cash payment had been made by any London casino around December 2013. Both were found guilty of perjury on Friday, 1 December, and sentenced the same day. Detective Constable Stephen Bourne, who led the investigation, said: “Bhupinder’s motive was clear – he did not want to pay his ex-wife the money that was rightfully hers. “Paulvinder, under a misguided sense of loyalty to his brother, attempted to corroborate Bhupinder’s lie. “The jury were able to see the falsity of their claims. Perjury strikes at the heart of the criminal justice system and the verdict reflects the serious nature of this offence.”