- The National Prosecuting Authority’s Head Shamila Batohi said that a formal extradition request for the Gupta brothers has been submitted
- Atul and Rajesh Gupta were arrested in Dubai last month after Interpol issued a red notice and they are wanted for corruption, fraud, and money laundering
- The United Arab Emirates Appeal Court will deal with the Gupta extradition matter and the pair applied for bail but were denied
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JOHANNESBURG - The National Prosecuting Authority’s Head Shamila Batohi believes that the request for the extradition of the Gupta brothers is an important milestone in the country. The NPA along with Justice and Correctional Services Minister Ronald Lamola, addressed the media on Monday, 25 July.
Addressing the media in Johannesburg, Batohi said a formal extradition request for the brothers was submitted in English and Arabic. The NPA head said the extradition process could, however, take several months.
Batohi said the United Arab Emirates Appeal Court will deal with the Gupta extradition matter. She also said that the pair applied for bail and were denied.
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Batohi added there is evidence that would justify the prosecution of the Guptas, according to News24. Charges against the Gupta brothers correlate to a R24.9 million tender.
South Africans react to the Gupta brothers' arrest:
“The KZN crew will soon be singing wenzeni uGupta.”
“Things are about to get interesting... I wonder what RETs will be saying when the Guptas get here eventually coz the “fake arrest” narrative will be out the window.”
“Gupta brothers will be kept away from SA by the same people who made millions from them. They won’t want to be exposed.”
State capture accused Gupta brothers, Atul and Rajesh nabbed in Dubai following Interpol’s red notice
In a related matter, Briefly News also reported fugitive brothers Atul and Rajesh Gupta have been reportedly apprehended in Dubai, United State of Emirates. According to reports, the brothers were arrested over the weekend on 4 June.
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Source: Briefly News