JOHANNESBURG – A nephew of the controversial Gupta brothers, Varun Gupta, may travel to India after his bail conditions were relaxed in the Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court on Friday.
[BREAKING] #VarunGupta Magistrate Jan Greyvenstein orders nephew Varun Gupta obtain his passport and be allowed to travel to India.— Erin Bates (@ermbates) May 11, 2018
Gupta is facing a string of charges including fraud and contravening the Public Finance Management Act linked to the Estina dairy farm scam.
#VarunGupta and his legal team leave court after his successful application to travel to India until no later than 27 May 2018 for a religious ceremony. Is this the last the Free State courts will see of the Gupta brothers’ nephew? He is due in court again over #Estina in August. pic.twitter.com/WKkyxXhDTM— Erin Bates (@ermbates) May 11, 2018
Four other people have also been charged with similar offences.
It is understood Gupta wants to attend a religious ceremony in India.
His bail conditions demand he inform police officers six weeks before he undertakes any international travel.