Indian government denies Gupta citizenship

The Indian government has reportedly said that Atul, Ajay and Tony Gupta do not have Indian citizenship.

Last week, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba briefed media about the naturalisation of five members of the Gupta family, saying Ajay Gupta is not a South African citizen because on the grounds that he had refused to forfeit his Indian citizenship in 2006.

READ: 'The query about the citizenship had nothing to do with Atul' - Home Affairs DG

Stephen Grootes spoke to India based freelance journalist, Venkat Narayan to find out more.

Narayan says he has spoken to the Indian government to confirm the brother's citizenship status.

He says a family confidante has informed him of their whereabouts.

My question to the government of India was if the Gupta's home has been raided and one of their confidantes says that these guys are hiding in Dubai, India has an extradition treaty with Dubai, are you going to seek their extradition?

Venkat Narayan, Freelance journalist in India

The spokesman of the government of India said they are not Indian citizens, they are South African citizens and it is up to the authorities of South African to take it up with the authorities in Dubai and they have not approached us so far.

Venkat Narayan, Freelance journalist in India

Click on the link below to listen to the full report....


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Understanding how Gigaba was instrumental in collapsing state departments

Understanding how Gigaba was instrumental in collapsing state departments

Political pundits Karima Brown and Sikonathi Mantshantsha explore how Guptas benefited from every department Malusi Gigaba headed.

Gupta case against Bank of Baroda dismissed with costs

Gupta case against Bank of Baroda dismissed with costs

EWN's Barry Bateman says Gupta-owned companies attempts to get the courts to stop the bank from closing its accounts has failed.

Eskom inquiry set to subpoena Guptas and Duduzane Zuma

Eskom inquiry set to subpoena Guptas and Duduzane Zuma

The Gupta brothers and Duduzane Zuma were due to appear before the committee on Tuesday but lawyers say they are unavailable.

CIPC lays criminal charges against tech firm SAP over Gupta-linked contracts

CIPC lays criminal charges against tech firm SAP over Gupta-linked contracts

The German software company has admitted that it paid more than $8 million to intermediary companies controlled by the Guptas.

SAP confesses to misconduct in SA public sector deals involving the Guptas

SAP confesses to misconduct in SA public sector deals involving the Guptas

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Bloomberg reporter Paul Burkhardt.

Gigaba made mistake on Gupta status: DG of Home Affairs

Gigaba made mistake on Gupta status: DG of Home Affairs

Home Affairs DG Mkuseli Apleni says Minister Gigaba made a mistake when he said Atul Gupta is not a South African citizen.

'The query about the citizenship had nothing to do with Atul' - Home Affairs DG

'The query about the citizenship had nothing to do with Atul' - Home Affairs DG

On Tuesday, Minister Gigaba said neither Atul nor Ajay Gupta held citizenship in this country, causing confusion over the matter.

Popular articles
From Cape to Cairo: 80-year-old Julia travels to Egypt using 20-year-old car

From Cape to Cairo: 80-year-old Julia travels to Egypt using 20-year-old car

‘It took approximately 4 – 5 months because I had to make some stops on the way for repairs.' - Julia Albu, the African Conquest

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Madiba’s private secretary Zelda la Grange opens up about money (hers and his)

Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

How to make money through ‘buy-to-let’ (using very little of your own money)

Bruce Whitfield interviews Francois Janse van Rensburg, author of “Making Money through Buy-To-Let in South Africa".

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

Retirement: 8 biggest mistakes people typically make…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Galileo Capital Financial Advisor Warren Ingram.

MTN Walk The Talk with 702: Get your entries in and be part of a united Joburg!

MTN Walk The Talk with 702: Get your entries in and be part of a united Joburg!

Join Joburgers from all walks of life come together peacefully, united in their diversity for a fun family day out.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?