Zuma's BFFs in trouble: Gupta properties raided in India

Zuma's BFFs in trouble: Gupta properties raided in India

- India media reported the Gupta's properties in India were raided recently

- According to the reports, the Indian tax authorities were searching the homes of the controversial family as part of a corruption investigation launched six months ago

- A journalist added the authorities seized several documents at the properties

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It has been reported that authorities in India were searching the controversial Gupta family's properties, including their home in Saharanpur.

According to the Indian media, the raids were related to the inquiry launched against Ajay Gupta, who has a warrant out for his arrest in South Africa.

The fugitive and his brothers fled the country after learning the Hawks had secured warrants for their arrests, Eyewitness News reported.

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The controversial family, along with their allies, are wanted for their connection with fraud and corruption in numerous cases in the state capture inquiry.

The directorate announced in February it had a warrant of arrest out for Ajay Gupta. However, he left the country for either India or Dubai.

As Briefly.co.za reported earlier, Ajay was in India at the time of Zuma's removal, but was escorted to the airport after news broke of the president's resignation.

Reports suggest the Indian income tax authorities searched the Guptas home in Saharanpur, as well as the area where they were building a temple.

According to Indian journalist Neha Poonia, the authorities seized several documents.

Poonia added the authorities were probing into the controversial family's company Sahara, during which several other of their properties in the country were being raided.

According to reports, the case of fraud and corruption was opened against Zuma's friends about six months ago.

It has not been confirmed whether or not South African officials were part of the operation in India.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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