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South Africa Gupta plane grounded in corruption probe

AFP  |  Johannesburg 

A private jet used by a business family at the heart of corruption allegations against ex-has been flown back to where it was grounded by a court order, an said today.

The Global 6000 landed at in late last night from with just two pilots on board, Mike Christoph, the airport's operations manager, told AFP.

The Indian-born brothers -- Ajay, and -- are implicated in an investigation into corrupt dealings with Their business allegedly benefitted from favourable government contracts and deals.

The in on March 19 had given the Guptas 15 days to hand over the luxury aircraft to the airport.

"It's grounded," said Christoph.

"As an airport we have to comply with court orders and we cannot provide it with any services, we will not fuel it, we will not do anything with the aircraft."

resigned in February under pressure from ANC ruling party lawmakers after nine years in power tainted by fraud scandals.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 19:40 IST
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