Gupta Brothers Arrested: The Gupta brothers, who escaped from South Africa, were arrested in UAE on Monday. Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta are accused of grabbing crores of rupees during the rule of the former President of Africa. Now he has been caught with the help of Interpol. South Africa itself has given information about this.
On Monday, the South African government said that enforcement officials in the UAE had arrested the Gupta brothers (Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta). However, it was not clarified why the third brother, Ajay Gupta, was not arrested.
What is the charge against the Gupta brothers?
The Gupta brothers are accused of having a good relationship with former South African President Jacob Zuma. He took financial advantage of this and played a role in the appointments at the senior level.
Authorities have said that in 2018, the Gupta family left South Africa on their own and went to Dubai (self-exile) because they had looted billions of rands (African currency) through government authorities.
Wayne Duvenhage, CEO of the Africa Institute of Tax Abuse Investigation, alleged that the Gupta brothers looted 15 billion rands (African currency) before leaving Africa.
INTPOL had already issued a red notice against the Gupta brothers. The US and UK had also banned his arrival.
According to the information, the Gupta family had fled from South Africa in 2018. During that time, there were demonstrations across the country against Jacob Zuma. There was a demand from the public that Cyril Ramaphosa is made President by replacing Jacob Zuma.
Right now, the work will be done to take the Gupta brothers back to South Africa soon. Earlier, this could not happen. There was no extradition treaty between Africa and UAE. But this agreement was done in June 2021.
The Gupta family is a resident of Saharanpur.
The Gupta family is a resident of Saharanpur, India. He opened a shoe store in South Africa around the year 1990. Then the family went there and settled down. Later the Gupta family also opened IT, media and mining companies. Now, most of these are sold out or have been closed.
Bank of Baroda (BoB) also came into the whole scam. It was learned that the Bank of Baroda helped him when his bank accounts were stopped in South Africa. However, later Bank of Baroda closed its operations in South Africa.