April 9 2018
A R200-million temple, built in honour of the Gupta brothers’ late father, Shiv, was erected in their home town of Saharanpur using money laundered through several of the Gupta brothers’ Indian and Dubai companies.
In March this year, Indian revenue authorities raided several of the Gupta brothers’ properties on charges of money laundering and tax evasion. The temple was among these properties.
Despite the Guptas themselves footing the bill for the construction of the temple, a local Indian politician, Mansoor Badar, and Sanjay Grover, a known Gupta lieutenant in Dubai, were used as the “donors” of the money earmarked for the temple’s construction.