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Gupta lieutenant and acting CEO of the Guptas' lead affiliation, Oakbay Investments, Ronica Ragavan has been yielded bail of R10,000. She showed up rapidly in the Bloemfontein Regional Court on Friday morning, 8 October, after she was added to the outline of criticized in the R24,9-million criminal case in the Free State, last week. 

Ragavan was held to show up in court on 28 September, yet neglect to take an interest, suggesting clinical reasons. A warrant was given for her catch in any case remained by the court. 

She is one of two directors of the Gupta-had Islandsite Investments 180 (right now in business salvage) and has been an energetic Gupta delegate for more than twenty years. 

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Ronica Ragavan shows up in Bloemfontein Regional Court on Friday, 8 October 2021. (Photograph: Supplied/NPA Investigative Directorate communications)[/caption] 

Confronting two counts of intimidation and duty aversion to the extent concerns her in the Gupta attempt, Ragavan showed in the Bloemfontein Regional Court on Friday, in both her ability as berated eight, comparatively as in her agent cutoff as before Islandsite (blamed seven for the situation). 

She showed up neighboring her co-blamed, Gupta accessory Iqbal Sharma, and three past Free State government workers – Peter Thabethe, Limakatso Moorosi, and Seipati Dhlamini. 

Sharma's kin by marriage and co-charged, Dinesh Patel (Nulane Investments subject matter expert) was not in revenue taking into account clinical reasons. 

The R24,9-million criminal case exudes from a 2011 due boldness drove for an undertaking for the Department of Rural Development and Agriculture in the Free State. 

The denounced face particular criminal claims, including infringement of the Public Finance Management Act, bending, and expense aversion. 

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The State didn't struggle with bail, and on Friday morning Magistrate Mbuyiselo Didi gave up Ravagan bail of R10,000. 

As a piece of the state of her bail, Ragavan isn't allowed to leave Gauteng without giving or acquiring the endorsement of investigating official Colonel Mandla Mtolo. The State besides referred to that Ragavan give up her ID. 

Ragavan's appearance in court returns on the of an amazing guarantee that she recorded before the Free State High Court, as a part of the Gupta family's endeavors to stop a draft limit interest against Islandsite from being made last. 

Analyze in the Daily Maverick: Blame me, not Mr. Atul: Ronica Ragavan's shocking genuine mediation to guarantee her Gupta chief 

The court has conceded the Nulane matter momentarily to 6 December, to settle the arraignment and other starter matters.

Gupta acolyte Ronica Ragavan granted R10,000 bail in fraud case (

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