Ajay Gupta playing cat and mouse: Mbalula

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File: Ajay Gupta during a one on one interview with Business Day in Johannesburg on 2 March 2011. Gupta is on the run from the police.

File: Ajay Gupta during a one on one interview with Business Day in Johannesburg on 2 March 2011. Gupta is on the run from the police.

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File: Ajay Gupta during a one on one interview with Business Day in Johannesburg on 2 March 2011. Gupta is on the run from the police.

File: Ajay Gupta during a one on one interview with Business Day in Johannesburg on 2 March 2011. Gupta is on the run from the police.

JOHANNESBURG - The search for fugitive Ajay Gupta and two other people is going global.

Speaking to the SABC, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said officials were looking for the three in China, Dubai and India.

The three are among 13 people who have been implicated in the Estina dairy farm scandal.

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Several suspects were released on bail last week. Five others remain at large.

Mbalula said Ajay Gupta had initially agreed to hand himself over to police but failed to keep his word, forcing the Hawks to declare him a fugitive.

The minister says 17 cases of state capture are being investigated.

Mbalula refused to answer whether former President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzana is among the suspects.