- After being accused of steeling over 200 million rand through the Vrede Dairy Project in the Free State, the Gupta’s and their allies fled the country
- Gupta was spotted at the South African Consulate in Dubai.
- He was filing high court papers to protect his million.
SA law enforcement agencies are closing the net on Ajay Gupta and others accused of corruption in the Estina dairy farm project in Vrede, the police minister has said.
"Ajay Gupta is one of the five being sought. The Hawks approached his lawyers. They have been playing cat and mouse going back and forth. You don't do that with the law."
The Gupta brothers and their allies are accused of laundering more than 200 million rand that was outlined to support emerging black farmers in Vrede. A mere 2 million rand was all that was spent on the farm.
Unfortunately they failed to detain the Gupta brothers and Duduzane Zuma before they fled the country, Atul Gupta has reportedly been spotted in Dubai and at the South African consulate too.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Gupta was at the consulate on Monday and Tuesday to certify documents in support of his court application to have a preservation order against him in SA set aside by the Bloemfontein High Court.
Earlier this month Gupta filed a high court application challenging the preservation of R10 million from his bank account by the NPA’s Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) in connection with the Vrede Dairy Project in Free State.
Gupta was not denied nor handed to authorities as the Department of International Relations and Co-operation (DIRCO) had not received action to do so from any law enforcement agency in SA.
The 10 million rand in question was said to have been deposited into Atul’s personal bank account by Estina. However, he denied these allegations in court.
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