Abu Dhabi, Gupta businessman, an Indian businessman accused of corruption in South Africa, has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates. The South African government said on Monday that law enforcement officials in the UAE had arrested Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta of the Gupta family. Interpol issued a Red Corner Notice against both.
The South African government is working for the extradition of the two. His business spread so much that he is now one of the top ten richest business families in the country.
But he has always been accused of being close to Zuma and pursuing business for political gain. A report on corruption in South Africa has confirmed that the ‘ The newspaper was helped by the influence of former President Jacob Zuba.
Ajay, Atul and Rajesh, three Gupta brothers originally from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, started TNA, which is now closed. The three brothers lived in Dubai. Authorities in South Africa have demanded his extradition so that criminal charges against him can be heard.
Among the many allegations of economic corruption against him, the main one is that he has embezzled millions of dollars from the government treasury for the beauty of a private house in addition to helping the Gupta brothers unrestrainedly. He survived when an impeachment was brought against him in Parliament but now his party has finally succeeded in removing him from office.
The general public is so angry with Zuma over the Gupta family that slogans of Gupta Must Fall are being chanted on the streets of Johannesburg. SS2KP