Gupta private jet flies to India

2016-04-11 11:17
The flight path of Bombardier Global Express flight ZS-OAK from Dubai to India (

The flight path of Bombardier Global Express flight ZS-OAK from Dubai to India (

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Cape Town - A private jet used by members of the Gupta family to fly from South Africa to Dubai late last week has now flown on to India. shows that Flight ZS-OAK, a Bombardier Global Express jet registered to ExecuJet South Africa, flew from Dubai at 00:10 on Monday, April 11, and landed near Nakur, north of New Delhi.

This is about 30km from the Gupta family hometown of Saharanpur, a city in northern India.

The Sunday Times reported in 2011 that until 1989 a "nondescript" apartment block in Rani Bazar, Saharanpur, with 30 rooms, was home to the Gupta brothers and their family.

Described as "fly-infested" and "dirty", the Sunday Times reported that locals had high praises for Shiv Kumar Gupta, the family patriarch who died in 1994, and his "hard-working" family.

On Sunday, City Press reported that Ajay and Atul Gupta, together with one of their wives and five of their assistants, had left South Africa for Dubai on Thursday evening. They were seen at Lanseria Airport "with a mountain of luggage".

The flight landed at Al Maktoum International Airport, 37km southwest of Dubai.

A day later, the Gupta brothers and President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane announced their resignation from Oakbay Investments and Oakbay Resources and Energy.

The Gupta family have come under increasing pressure following allegations that they influenced President Zuma's appointment of Cabinet ministers.

It remains unclear who was on board the private jet. A request by News24 for comment from a Gupta family spokesperson was referred to Oakbay Investments, which had not responded early on Monday afternoon.

The Gupta jet (Marco Dotti,

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