"Katira subjected her to years of abuse"
Tarang Katira, aged 34, of Acton, West London, was jailed for 22 months on Thursday, August 29, 2019, for domestic abuse after he subjected a woman to a campaign of controlling behaviour over a span of 10 months.
The unidentified woman was believed to be his partner.
He had pleaded guilty to one charge of controlling or coercive behaviour (contrary to Section 76 of the Serious Crime Act 2015) on July 10, 2019.
Isleworth Crown Court heard that the domestic abuse Katira inflicted on his victim was between July 2017 to April 2018.
On April 29, 2018, police were called to their home after receiving reports that she had been assaulted by Katira. He attacked her after an argument broke out between the two.
Officers arrived at the house and Katira was later arrested. When questioned, the woman told officers about other times when she was abused by Katira.
This includes physical and verbal which dates back to late 2017.
West Area CID led the investigation and officers gathered witness accounts from more than 30 people. Medical evidence and more than 250 exhibits were used to support the prosecution.
However, much of this was dropped by the prosecution due to inaccuracies which were exposed.
Katira had been a London-based executive for Hamilton Lane, an asset management company which is headquartered in the United States.
He resigned from his job before he pleaded guilty to anything. He had been on leave from the company since the case went to court in 2018.
He had been involved in primary fund investing in EMEA and select emerging markets, spanning buyouts, growth capital, venture capital and credit funds.
Detective Constable Robert Watson said:
“Katira subjected her to years of abuse, and she was incredibly brave in finally reporting his offending to police.
“This was a complex and protracted investigation, and the strength of the case built by the team led to an early guilty plea.”
“Domestic abuse has no place in modern society, and the Met is committed to playing its part to bring offenders to justice and safeguard and support victims.
“We would urge anyone who is in an abusive relationship to speak to police.”
After admitting to the charges against him, Tarang Katira was sentenced to 22 months in prison.
Katira pleaded not guilty to assault by beating. The court has decided to keep it on file.
My London reported that he was also ordered to pay £1,500 costs, and given an indefinite restraining order which prohibited him from contacting the victim.