Gupta Brothers Arrested in UAE, Facing Extradition

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Friday, June 24, 2022
Author: 
John Kennamer
Volume: 
38
Issue: 
7
Abstract: 

On June 2, 2022, Atul and Rajesh Gupta were arrested at their home in Dubai.[1]  The brothers are wanted in South Africa in connection with fraud and state capture.  They are being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) pending extradition.  The arrests, and possible extraditions were made possible by newly established extradition and mutual legal assistance treaties between the UAE and South Africa. Their arrests may also be part of a larger policy shift currently underway in the UAE.



[1]               UAE arrests Rajesh Gupta and Atul Gupta in response to international request, United Arab Emirates Ministry of Justice (June 7, 2022), https://www.moj.gov.ae/en/media-center/news/7/6/2022/uae-arrests-rajesh-gupta-and-atul-gupta-in-response-to-international-request.aspx.