Authorities raid Gupta properties in India

According to reports, Indian income tax authorities have swooped on the Guptas home in Saharanpur as well as a temple in the area which is being built by the family.

Members of the family, as well as business associates are wanted in connection with fraud and corruption in South Africa.

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Indian journalist Neha Poonia says a number of documents have been seized.

The raids apparently started at 7am in the morning.

Neha Poonia, Indian journalist

Thye are building a huge temple in their home town and the tax authorities have been carrying on with the raids, and the cops are not letting anybody go in or out. It is not very clear how long these raids will continue.

Neha Poonia, Indian journalist

They are apparently seizing some documents from Sahara Computers office, as well as the home of the Guptas.

Neha Poonia, Indian journalist

Poonia says the whereabouts of the Gupta brothers are unknown.

I don't think they are there. Reports suggest that they are not there. One of them did go to Saharanpur to attend a wedding and suddenly disappeared.

Neha Poonia, Indian journalist

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