If they want to clear their names the Guptas will come back home - Hawks

The Guptas announced this week through their attorney that they will challenge the Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU)’s restraint of assets court order.

According to reports the family slammed the Hawks and the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) in a statement sent to TimesLive, accusing them of of pursuing a "witch-hunt" against them.

In an ongoing investigation into the Estina Dairy farm scandal, the unit and the Hawks swooped on numerous properties in Johannesburg on Monday, where they secured more than a dozen properties and vehicles, including sports cars.

READ: Search and seizure operation at Gupta compound

The Hawks says it is not bothered by the family's statements.

We have been expecting this. We are not bothered at all because we continue to do our work.

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hawks spokesperson

We are on record to say that with regard to Mr Ajay Gupta's warrant of arrest, we are not at liberty to even discuss that with the lawyers or attorneys. Our gripe is directly with Mr Ajay. We have made that call to say he should bring himself over but we know that he is using his lawyers to try and get whatever information.

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hawks spokesperson

We believe that this is just a ploy by them to try and get information from us as to whether there is such a warrant of arrest or not.

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hawks spokesperson

If they wanted to clear their name they would come back home and face whatever challenges they are facing.

Hangwani Mulaudzi, Hawks spokesperson

Click on the link below to listen to the Hawks' full response....


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