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

Ragavan was booked to show up in court on 28 September, yet neglected to join in, referring to clinical reasons. A warrant was given for her capture however remained by the court. 

She is one of two overseers of the Gupta-possessed Islandsite Investments 180 (right now in business salvage) and has been a passionate Gupta representative 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 extortion and tax evasion for her part in the Gupta endeavor, Ragavan showed up in the Bloemfontein Regional Court on Friday, in both her ability as denounced eight, just as in her agent limit as ahead of Islandsite (blamed seven for the situation). 

She showed up close by her co-blamed, Gupta partner Iqbal Sharma, and three previous Free State government workers – Peter Thabethe, Limakatso Moorosi, and Seipati Dhlamini. 

Sharma's brother by marriage and co-blamed, Dinesh Patel (Nulane Investments worker) was not in participation because of clinical reasons. 

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

The denounced face different criminal accusations, including infringement of the Public Finance Management Act, misrepresentation, and tax evasion. 

The State didn't go against bail, and on Friday morning Magistrate Mbuyiselo Didi conceded Ravagan bail of R10,000. 

As a component of the state of her bail, Ragavan isn't allowed to leave Gauteng without giving or acquiring the authorization of researching official Colonel Mandla Mtolo. The State additionally mentioned that Ragavan give up her identification. 

Ragavan's appearance in court returns on the of a surprising oath that she recorded before the Free State High Court, as a feature of the Gupta family's endeavors to stop a draft restriction request against Islandsite from being made last. 

Peruse in the Daily Maverick: Blame me, not Mr. Atul: Ronica Ragavan's shocking legitimate mediation to protect her Gupta chief 

The court has delayed the Nulane matter temporarily to 6 December, to settle the arraignment and other starter matters. DM Gupta acolyte Ronica Ragavan granted R10,000 bail in fraud case (

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