Details About South Africa's Gupta Brothers

  • Publish date: Wednesday، 08 June 2022
Details About South Africa's Gupta Brothers

Following a red notice issued by Interpol, Atul and Rajesh Gupta, two of South Africa's "most wanted suspects", have been arrested in Dubai over money laundering and criminal charges. The status of the eldest brother, Ajay, is not clear.

Police said “the arrest reflects the continuous efforts of the UAE in combating money laundering crimes through local cooperation among the competent authorities, including the Ministry of Justice, Dubai Public Prosecution, Executive Office to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, and the Financial Intelligence Unit, as well as through vital coordination and collaboration with international counterparts."

South Africa’s justice ministry confirmed in a media statement "that it has received information from law enforcement authorities in the United Arab Emirates that fugitives of justice, namely, Rajesh and Atul Gupta have been arrested.

"Discussions between various law enforcement agencies in the UAE and South Africa on the way forward are ongoing."

The brothers fled the country after the judicial commission began probing their involvement in corruption in 2018.

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