Will Deepak Obhrai Look To Arrest Guptas ? Or Will He Protect His Hindutva Brothers?

The jet belonged to South Africa’s notorious Gupta family, whose alleged corruption helped trigger the scandals that recently forced President Jacob Zuma out of office. But the Guptas bought the plane with help from a $41-million loan from Export Development Canada, or EDC.

EDC was helping Bombardier Inc., the Montreal aerospace firm, land the jet sale. But that turns out to have been a poor bet: EDC now says the family defaulted on the loan in October and still owes the bank $27 million.

And with an arrest warrant outstanding for Ajay Gupta, one of three brothers in the family, there are other worries, too. “There is a very real concern that the aircraft may be used to escape justice or for some unlawful means,” wrote EDC in a recent application to a South African court seeking permission to ground the jet.

According to Hindustan Times Report

Indian-origin Gupta brothers – Ajay, Atul and Rajesh – at the centre of many of the scandals that led to the ousting of former South African President Jacob Zuma on 14 February, enjoy “paid” Z-category security provided by the Uttarakhand government, government officials confirmed on Saturday 17 February.

Authorities said the South Africa-based Gupta brothers were provided the security as per rules.

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