Cape Town [South Africa]: The South African government has claimed that the police authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have actually arrested Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta of the Gupta family members, supposedly linked to former Head of state Jacob Zuma about economic misdeed.
Their arrests come months after International Bad guy Cops Organisation (Interpol) released a red notice last July.
” The Ministry of Justice and also Correctional Solutions verifies that it has actually received details from police authorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that fugitives of justice, particularly, Rajesh as well as Atul Gupta have actually been apprehended,” the South African Justice Ministry claimed in a declaration.
” Discussions in between different law enforcement agencies in the UAE and also South Africa en route forward are continuous. The South African government will certainly continue to co-operate with the UAE,” the statement added.
Back in 2018, the South African federal government began to investigate the corruption charges levelled against former president Zuma.
The former South African head of state is charged of supervising prevalent graft throughout his nine-year regime. The Guptas are implicated of using their influence to profit economically and also influence senior appointments. Nevertheless, they have actually denied misbehavior.
In 2014, Interpol claimed they were being looked for about a 25 million rand contract paid to a Gupta-linked firm to perform a farming expediency study, Al Jazeera reported.
The Gupta siblings– Ajay, Atul and Rajesh– had moved from Uttar Pradesh to South Africa in the 1990s and also owned a business realm spanning from computer tools, media and also mining in South Africa.