The Gupta family has arrived in London Heathrow Airport on Thursday morning to begin a month-long holiday, co-passengers told the media.
According to a passenger who traveled with the Gupta family on British Airways, Rajesh, Varun, Ajay and Atul were detained at the Heathrow Airport which called the attention of fellow travelers.
“They had to answer questions on why they are embarking on a long vacation” – the source said.
The lawyer of the family, Van der Merwe said that as far he was aware, the Gupta family was in the country and that they had read the report until the late evening on Wednesday.
“We will prepare for the allegations and that is what we concentrate on. The family are not implicated in any wrongdoing. The report says allegations of wrongdoing [should] be investigated.”
Officials at the O. R. Rambo International Airport has refused to disclose if the Gupta really used the airport last night.
The Gupta family lawyer says the state capture report did not give his clients an opportunity to present evidence or comment.
“The evidence was without the participation of the family or the Gupta owned companies and now we have the opportunity to collate our bundle and present our facts to a judge,” Gert van der Merwe told eNCA.