The South African government says it has not yet made a formal request for the Gupta brothers Rajesh and Atul to be extradited to the United Arab Emirates.
This was announced by the Minister for Justice and Correctional Services Ronald Lamola in a written reply to a question from the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Parliament.
And this despite the fact that the government announced more than a month ago that the Gupta brothers had been arrested in the United Arab Emirates.
Lamola says the National Law Enforcement Agency (NPA) must first make a request to the director-general of the Justice Department, which handles such matters.
But before this can be done, the exact location and Country where the Gupta brothers currently taking place must be determined.
He said Interpol issued a red ad with the aim of arresting the Gupta brothers should they be in the jurisdiction of Interpol member states.
He further explained that Interpol, at the request of a member state, is issuing a Red Notice to provisionally arrest a person awaiting extradition.
Below is a discussion of the Gupta brothers’ arrest and extradition process:
SA has yet to formally request extradition of Gupta brothers: Lamola – SABC News
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