Mahatma Gandhi's Great-Granddaughter Sentenced To 7 Years In South Africa.

Mahatma Gandhi's Great-Granddaughter Sentenced To 7 Years In South Africa: Report

Ashish Lata Ramgobin, 55, was pronounced guilty of defrauding an industrialist (Representational)

Durban:

Ashish Lata Ramgobin, Mahatma Gandhi's great-granddaughter, has been sentenced to seven years in jail by a South African court in a 6-million-rand cheating case.

Ms Ramgobin, 56, was pronounced guilty of defrauding industrialist SR Maharaj, who had paid 62 lakh rands (around Rs 3.3 crore) to her to clear the custom and import duties of a consignment from India that never arrived, news agency PTI's language service, Bhasha , reported. He had been promised a cut in profit for extending the loan.

Ms Ramgobin is the daughter of activists Ela Gandhi and late Mewa Ramgobind.

In 2015, during the trial, Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi of the National Prosecuting Authority had said Ms Ramgobin had forged fake receipts and documents to prove that the containers carrying linen were arriving in South Africa from India.

The court had granted her bail on a 50,000-rand surety.

Mr Maharaj's company, New Africa Alliance Footwear, deals with the export, manufacturing and sale of clothes, linen and shoes. It also provides financial help to companies.

On Monday, the court was informed that Ms Ramgobin had met Mr Maharaj in August 2015 and had told him that she had ordered three linen containers from India for the South African hospital group, Netcare. She had entered a contract with Mr Maharaj, promising a share in profit.

Mr Maharaj later filed a police complaint after he came to know that the shipment was not arriving in South Africa.

NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

Related news

Swedish PM Ousted In Parliament No-Confidence Vote

Sweden's parliament voted to oust Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a no-confidence motion on Monday, giving the Social Democrat leader a week to either resign and hand the speaker the job of finding a...

NDTV News

Obama-era economic adviser forcefully speaking out against Biden spending plan.

Obama-era economic adviser forcefully speaking out against Biden spending plan.

Fox News' Kevin Corke reports that Larry Summers blasted the plan as 'the least responsible economic policy he's seen in 40 years.' #FoxNews Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a...

Northern Ireland: A crisis within Unionism?

Northern Ireland: A crisis within Unionism?

Unionists in Northern Ireland say that they feel betrayed by the Prime Minister thanks to Brexit, and the protocol that places a border down the Irish sea. It is feared that violence could return of the province, with the perception that Republica...

NASA's latest ad focuses on being woke, while China focusses on space.

NASA's latest ad focuses on being woke, while China focusses on space.

Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., raises concerns about the agency's priorities and Biden's sudden withdrawal from Afghanistan on 'Fox News Primetime.' #FoxNews #FoxNewsPrimetime Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel L...

British troops helping train forces in Serbia

British troops helping train forces in Serbia

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has visited Serbia, where UK troops have been training Serbian military forces to help build ties. The relationship between the two countries goes back a long way militarily, all the way to the First World War. Sky Ne...

Portugal imposes travel ban on Lisbon to contain COVID Delta variant - DW News.

Portugal imposes travel ban on Lisbon to contain COVID Delta variant - DW News.

A three-day travel ban is in force in Portugal's capital Lisbon. Authorities are worried about the growing number of cases of the coronavirus Delta variant, which is seen to be more infectious than other strains. There are concerns that the varian...

South Sudan: Fields overwhelmed by water after record flooding.

South Sudan: Fields overwhelmed by water after record flooding.

Sky News' John Sparks reports from Bor County, where lush fields have become lakes after two years of record flooding. Thousands of kilometres of rich agricultural land are now lying under water, devastating the local community. The entire ecosyst...

1