Gupta Brothers Arrested: The Gupta brothers, who scammed billions in South Africa, have been arrested in the UAE. The Gupta brothers, a close aide of former South African President Jacob Zuma, were facing corruption charges. In South Africa, he is accused of embezzlement of crores of rupees.
Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta were arrested in UAE on Monday. This has been confirmed by the Government of South Africa.
South African ministry statement
The Ministry of Justice of South Africa said in a statement, ‘The Ministry of Justice and Correctional Services confirms that information has been received from UAE law enforcement authorities that fugitives Rajesh and Atul Gupta have been arrested. Talks are on between various law enforcement agencies in the UAE and South Africa. The South African government will continue to cooperate with the UAE.
Let us tell you that the exercise to bring back the Gupta brothers accused of corruption has been going on for a long time. However, it is not yet clear whether he will return or not. Both the countries had signed the extradition treaty in April, 2021. The government says that talks are going on between the two countries.
connection to saharanpur
Industrialist Gupta brothers are originally from Saharanpur. Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta immigrated to South Africa with their families in 1994. He was very close to former President Jacob Zuma, soon after which the Gupta brothers were among the top five rich people of South Africa.
Billions of local currency embezzled between 2009-2018
Ajay, Atul and Rajesh Gupta are accused of embezzling local currency worth billions on a large scale between 2009 and 2018 taking advantage of their close association with former President Jacob Zuma. After this scam came to the fore, he was on the run from South Africa. There were also many demonstrations against him in South Africa.