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The State has avowed that Gupta Inc's Madam Fix-it Ronica Ragavan is the farthest down the line individual to be charged in regards to a R24.9-million criminal case in the Free State

The Investigating Directorate of the National Prosecuting Authority says Ragavan, one of two tops of the Gupta-guaranteed Islandsite Investments 180, was wanted to appear in the Bloemfontein Regional Court on Tuesday morning. Ragavan was not in investment as a result of clinical reasons and a warrant for her catch was given at this point stayed by the court. 

She is depended upon to join the rest of the reviled for the present circumstance (individuals who are in South Africa) when the case returns to court on 8 October 2021. 

The other charged are past Gupta accomplice Iqbal Sharma, his sibling by marriage Dinesh Patel and three past Free State government delegates – Peter Thabethe, Limakatso Moorosi and Seipati Dhlamini. 

The criminal case radiates from a 2011 due resoluteness coordinated for an endeavor for the Free State division of provincial new development and agriculture. 

The State's case is that the money from this game plan was coordinated to the Gupta-asserted Islandsite and that most of the money (R19-million) was moved to a Dubai association as far as anyone knows associated with the Gupta undertaking. 

Four people from the Gupta family, the financial backers of Islandsite, Atul and kin Rajesh, close by their life partners Chetali and Arti, are required with respect to the circumstance. South Africa's requesting for Interpol Red Notices for them stays approaching. 

Red Notices for two senior people from the Gupta undertaking, Ravi Nath and Jagdish Parekh, and two other charged have at this point been gotten anyway it's conceivable they ought to be taken out to South Africa before their arraignment can begin. 

Between them the faulted face a compass for charges including encroachment of the Public Finance Management Act, coercion and tax avoidance. 

See this article on Ragavan's vow to the Free State High Court, submitted as a part of the Gupta family's undertakings to stop a draft limitation demand from being made last. Ragavan said it was her, and a piece of her past accomplices, and not the fugitive Gupta kin who controlled an Absa record that is at the point of convergence of the multimillion-rand criminal assessment.

Gupta lieutenant Ronica Ragavan joins list of accused in Free State fraud case, Investigating Directorate confirms (

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Free State Gupta Guptas Limakatso Moorosi Ragavan


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