Gupta mansion raided by police - report

2013-09-20 16:16
Atul Gupta (Leon Sadiki, City Press)

Atul Gupta (Leon Sadiki, City Press)

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Johannesburg - A mansion in Umhlanga Rocks, north of Durban, owned by the Gupta family was one of several properties raided by police looking for stolen IT stock, The Star newspaper reported on Friday.

A manager at Sahara Computers, also owned by the Guptas, was one of eight people arrested in the raid on Tuesday, according to the report.

The arrests were linked to a plan to scam Cape Town-based IT hardware distributor Syntech out of around R250 000 worth of stock.

National Prosecuting Authority spokesperson Natasha Ramkisson told The Star the eight arrested people appeared in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court on Thursday and were granted bail.

Police Captain Frederick van Wyk reportedly confirmed a case had been opened in Cape Town and those arrested in Durban charged with fraud.

Gupta family spokesperson Gary Naidoo told Sapa on Friday afternoon he would issue a statement on the matter at a later stage.
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