Europe News Desk!! South Africa will appeal against a United Arab Emirates (UAE) court’s decision rejecting the extradition of the Indian-origin Gupta brothers on fraud and money laundering charges. This information was given by the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola. Lamola made the comments on Friday at a virtual media briefing on updates on the extradition of Rajesh and Atul Gupta, Xinhua news agency reported. The Gupta brothers are also accused of influencing former President Jacob Zuma to appoint individuals to certain cabinet and government positions to promote corruption. According to the minister, a court in the United Arab Emirates had refused the extradition of the Gupta brothers on February 13 and South Africa was informed on April 5. The reasons for rejecting our request are of a technical nature, Lamola said. Lamola said that the UAE court ruled that the arrest warrant related to the fraud has been quashed. According to Lamola, on charges of money laundering, the UAE court held that the crime in question was allegedly committed in the country and South Africa, and that they have jurisdiction to prosecute. He said his government would appeal against the verdict.
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