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NPA Desperate To Arrest The Gupta's, Interpol Has Been Asked To Help, Find Out

The national prosecutor said Interpol has been asked to assist in the execution of the arrest warrant, asking the Gupta family and four others to appear in court to accept more than R24 million in fraud.

Former Transnet board members and Gupta partners Salim Essa, Iqbal Sharma, and three former senior Free State Government officials appeared before the Bloemfontein District Court on Thursday, June 3, accusing the Free State Government of 24 million rand of procurement fraud. Agriculture a Nulane Investment 204 (Pty) Ltd, a company owned and controlled by Sharma.

According to Sandisiwe Seboka of the NPA Research Office, the funds were transferred from there to Islandsite Investments 180 (Pty) Ltd, a company owned and controlled by the Gupta family. "However, Nulane Investments has no employees on its books.

In fact, it outsourced Deloitte to produce the report, and Deloitte paid R1.5 million for this," Saiboca said. "The only change made to the Deloitte report is to identify Paras Dairy as a suitable executive partner for the development of a milk processing plant in Vrede."

The defendant faces fraud and money laundering charges. Former government officials were also accused of violating the Public Finance Management Law. Seboka said the NPA's Bureau of Investigation objected to the bond.

Two of the defendants' bail requests were filed on Thursday, and the bail requests of the other two defendants will be filed on Monday, June 7.


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