Gup­ta vehi­cles im­poun­ded

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The Gup­ta fa­mi­ly’s vehi­cle fleet re­cent­ly ca­me in­to the spot­lig­ht w­hen the Or­ga­ni­sa­ti­on Un­doing Tax A­bu­se (Ou­ta) re­vea­led mo­re than 100 vehi­cles o­w­ned by them ha­ve been con­fis­ca­ted. The­se in­clu­de luxu­ry mo­dels of Bent­ley and Ma­se­ra­ti.

A Bent­ley Con­ti­nen­tal GT worth a­bout R3-mil­li­on, a Ma­se­ra­ti Qu­at­tro­por­te worth R1,1-mil­li­on and a Lam­bor­g­hi­ni Gal­lar­do are so­me of the most ex­pen­si­ve vehi­cles on the list.

In­de­pen­dent Me­dia re­por­ted that A­tul Gup­ta splur­ged on a red Ma­se­ra­ti for his 18-y­e­ar-old son w­hen he ma­tri­cu­la­ted.

Ou­ta re­vea­led that ot­her vehi­cles re­gis­te­red to com­pa­nies as­so­ci­a­ted with the Gup­tas, in­clu­ding Sa­ha­ra and TNA Me­dia He­ad Of­fi­ce, we­re al­so im­poun­ded. The w­he­re­a­bouts of the vehi­cles are unkno­wn at t­his sta­ge, as the Ha­wks con­ti­nue with their in­ves­ti­ga­ti­ons in­to Gup­ta fa­mi­ly de­a­lings.

“Tho­se in­vol­ved must all go to jail,” said Ou­ta’s port­fo­lio di­rec­tor for trans­port, Ben T­heron. “Not on­ly are t­hey ste­a­ling tax mo­ney, t­hey are rui­ning pe­op­le’s li­ves.”

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