UPDATE: Atul Gupta to get money back

File: Atul Gupta wants his account unfrozen, saying there’s no evidence of looting. Photo: Gallo Images/Daily Sun/Jabu Kumalo

• Editor's note: This is a developing story. We will bring you updates as more information becomes available.

BLOEMFONTEIN - Atul Gupta's bid to unfreeze R10-million in his personal bank account has been granted.

Judge Fouche Jordaan ruled that the money in Gupta's accounts must be unfrozen. 

The controversial Gupta family allegedly looted over R200-million from the Estina Dairy Project.

The NPA has told the court that Gupta received a R10-million share.

READ: Atul Gupta challenges freezing of R10m

It says the money was syphoned off through an elaborate money-laundering network, with the help of the Bank of Baroda.

Gupta's lawyers argue that the amount he allegedly stole isn’t the only funds in the account.


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