Gupta Brothers South Africa: South Africa confirms arrest of Gupta brothers Rajesh and Atul in Dubai | India News

JOHANNESBURG/DUBAI: Fugitive businessmen Rajesh and Atul Gupta of Indian descent, who were among South Africa’s most wanted suspects in a corruption case that led to President Jacob Zuma’s removal from office, have been arrested by police, according to an official statement from Dubai on Tuesday.
Interpol had issued red letters against Rajesh (51) and Atul Gupta (53) – two of the three Gupta brothers of Indian descent – who fled South Africa amid investigations into their alleged looting of billions of rand from state-owned enterprises during the presidency. from Zuma.
“Dubai police made the arrest after receiving a red message from Interpol for the Gupta brothers. Police have also consulted with authorities in South Africa about the rendition file to finalize legal proceedings,” a statement said. .
It is not immediately known whether the third brother, Ajay (56) was arrested.
The brothers are accused in South Africa of using their relationship with Zuma to make financial gains and influence senior appointments, allegations they have vehemently denied.
In 2018, the Gupta family went into self-exile in Dubai after looting billions of rand from parastatal institutions in South Africa, authorities in Johannesburg noted.
“The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services confirms that it has received information from law enforcement agencies in the UAE that fugitives, namely Rajesh and Atul Gupta, have been arrested,” the South African Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services said in a statement on Monday.
Interpol had issued Red Notices to the Gupta brothers, who had also been declared persona non grata by the US and UK.

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