JUST IN: The controversial Gupta brothers have been arrested

Controversial businessmen Ajay Gupta and Anil Gupta were arrested on Friday in India for their alleged involvement in the death of prominent builder Satyendra Singh Sahni in Dehradun.

Gupta brothers arrested

The brothers were taken into custody by police on charges of abetting Sahni’s suicide. In his suicide note, addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sahni claimed that the Gupta brothers had been threatening him for some time, which led him to take his own life.

Sahni noted that the brothers had been pressuring him over financial matters related to a partnership project.

In 2023, Ranvir Sahni, the son of Satyendra, lodged a complaint against the Gupta brothers.

“My father was constantly being threatened by Ajay Gupta, son of Shiv Gupta, and Anil Gupta, son of Shyam Lal Gupta, residents of Nehru Colony, Dalanwala, over financial matters. A written complaint was submitted to the local police on 19 May 2023 about the Gupta brothers’ threats, harassment, intimidation, and blackmail,” Ranvir said.

“Ajay Gupta and Anil Gupta filed a false complaint with the SSP in Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) without any basis. As a result, my father was repeatedly summoned by Saharanpur police,” he added.

There was prima facie evidence to arrest the two businessmen.

“The Gupta brothers have been detained on the basis of their involvement in the case. Both will be produced in court on Saturday,” Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Singh said.

Gupta brothers fraud in South Africa

South Africa is still attempting to extradite the Gupta brothers. In April, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) reported challenges in its efforts to bring Atul and Rajesh Gupta back from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to South Africa.

Advocate Shamila Batohi, the National Director of Public Prosecutions, stated that the brothers face multiple charges related to fraud and money laundering.


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