After eight suspects linked to the Estina Dairy Project investigation appeared briefly at the Bloemfontein Regional Court on Thursday 15 February 2018, on charges of fraud, theft (of state funds) and money laundering.
The Hawks are looking for Ajay Gupta for a separate investigation.
Ajay lawyers were informed he is now regarded as a fugitive since they failed to hand him over. It is understood that he has personal protectors and they are being warned to either hand him over or they might face charges of directly aiding and abetting the fugitive.
Therefore, the Hawks are making a public plea to Ajay Gupta to hand himself over to avoid embarrassment.
The eight suspects are expected to appear again at the same on 17 August 2018.
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