Notorious South African wealthy brothers Gupta, arrested in UAE

South African President Jacob Zuma sits with Atul Gupta in 2012

Controversial Gupta brothers accused of widespread corruption in South Africa and also had connections in #Uttarakhand arrested in United Ara Emirate.

The Gupta brothers, Atul and Rajesh have been arrested in Dubai, after Interpol issued a red notice for them in connection with fraud and money laundering charges. Department of Justice has been notified about the arrest.

Official confirmation from the Ministry of Justice.

The Gupta brothers have been heavily implicated in State Capture. With evidence heard at the commission puts them front & center of corruption and capture.

It’s alleged the #Gupta brothers captured the state by influencing ministerial appointments. As well as boards of SOEs. They are also alleged to have bribed senior public officials.

When looking at how many deals the Gupta brothers have been implicated in, deals such as the Estina dairy farm, Transnet’s locomotives deal, and Optimum Coal. The list goes on

They are accused of paying financial bribes in order to win lucrative state contracts and influence powerful government appointments.

The family moved from India to South Africa in 1993. They also face accusations of money laundering in India, where tax officials raided properties belonging to them in 2018 in multiple cities, including their company office in the capital Delhi.

Many of the most serious corruption allegations levelled against the Indian-born brothers focus on their relationship with Jacob Zuma, who was president of South Africa from 2009 until he was forced to step down amid a storm of corruption allegations nine years later.

The Gupta family is accused of using their close links with Mr Zuma to wield enormous political power across all levels of South African government – winning business contracts, influencing high-profile government appointments and misappropriating state funds.

Who are the Gupta brothers?

Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta moved to South Africa from the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in 1993, just after the fall of apartheid.

It is said that when Atul arrived to set up the family business Sahara Computers, he was amazed by the lack of red tape.

They grew the company to employ more than 10,000 people in South Africa, also developing financial interests in the mining, air travel, energy, technology and media sectors.

Atul Gupta said he met Mr Zuma before he became president “when he was a guest in one of Sahara’s annual functions”.

Gupta Brother relationship with Jacob Zuma

Two brothers from the wealthy Gupta family have been arrested in the United Arab Emirates, the South African government has announced.

Atul and Rajesh Gupta are accused in South Africa of profiting from their close links with former president Jacob Zuma and exerting unfair influence.

Extradition talks are taking place with the UAE, South African officials say.

The brothers fled South Africa after a judicial commission began probing their involvement in corruption in 2018.

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They are accused of paying financial bribes in order to win lucrative state contracts and influence powerful government appointments.

The family moved from India to South Africa in 1993. They also face accusations of money laundering in India, where tax officials raided properties belonging to them in 2018 in multiple cities, including their company office in capital Delhi.

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