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Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter sentenced to 7-year imprisonment for fraud in South Africa

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter sentenced to 7-year imprisonment for fraud in South Africa
A great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a court in South Africa.

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Jun 8
Ashish Lata Ramgobin, great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi, has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a court in South Africa in connection with a six million rand (currency of South Africa) forgery case.

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Ramgobin is the daughter of noted activists Ela Gandhi and late Mewa Ramgobin. She has been charged with cheating businessman SR Maharaj of 6.2 million rand (approximately Rs. 3.22 crore) for allegedly clearing import and custom duties on a non-existent consignment from India.

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Maharaj is the director of the New Africa Alliance Footwear Distributors, which imports, manufactures, and sells clothing, linen, and footwear. She allegedly gave him forged purchase orders, invoices, and delivery notes before procuring the loan of six million rand from him.

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