Gupta properties 'raided' says reporter in India
Properties belonging to the Gupta family have reportedly been raided in India.
Journalist Neha Poonia‚ who has covered the Gupta family’s movements in India recently for the SABC‚ tweeted on Tuesday that the properties had been searched by income tax officials.
Properties of #Gupta brothers including their ancestral home in #Saharanpur raided, searched by Income Tax officials.— Neha Poonia (@NehaPoonia) March 6, 2018
The premises where the brothers are building a 76 million dollar temple in Saharanpur were also searched. Several documents seized, reason for raid unclear
“Income Tax officials in India are also making enquiries about their company Sahara‚” she tweeted‚ adding that properties were being raided in other parts of the country.
“Income Tax officials in India are also making enquiries about their company Sahara. Properties of #Gupta family friend - Amar Gupta also raided. I'm being told that the family's properties in other parts of the country are also being raided simultaneously.”
The raids are yet to be independently confirmed by authorities.
SowetanLIVE's sister publication TimesLIVE reported in February that fugitive from justice Ajay Gupta had attended a wedding and then retired to a palatial property in northern India as former president Jacob Zuma resigned from office.
The Times of India reported that Gupta – who is being sought by the Hawks – had arrived in Dehradun on February 13 after attending a wedding.
“The Guptas have a palatial bungalow in Curzon Road in the city‚ where Ajay is believed to have stayed till February 16‚ a day after the news of Zuma’s resignation broke out. During his stay in Dehradun‚ the businessman did not leave the bungalow and remained inside‚” reported The Times of India.
This is a developing story.
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