Indian Consulate not filmed
Gulf News has verified that the viral video posted by Justin Van Pletzen was shot outside the Business Atrium Centre in Oud Metha where IVS Global is located and not outside the Indian Consulate in Dubai as claimed by a section of the media in South Africa.
IVS Global is the outsourced agency for providing document attestation services to the Indian mission.
Sources told Gulf News that Ajay Gupta, who is reportedly wanted by tax authorities in India on charges of money laundering and tax evasion, had indeed visited the agency’s office on April 4. He holds an Indian passport issued in Johannesburg and visited the IVS office for attesting some court papers to be sent to India, sources said.
Consul General of India in Dubai, Vipul, said: “We have no information that he had come to our consulate. But if he has gone to one of our outsourced agencies, we will have to find out whether he has sought any service and what it is.”