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Baba Sahni death case: District Magistrate, SSP conducts surprise inspection of Dehradun jail where accused Gupta brothers are lodged

Dehradun: Dehradun District Magistrate Sonika and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Singh conducted a surprise inspection of the Dehradun jail late night on Sunday.
This came after NRI Ajay Gupta and his brother-in-law Atul Gupta, who were jailed after being arrested in the case of inciting Dehradun's builder Baba Sahni to die by suicide, were lodged in Dehradun jail.
Both the officers checked all the CCTVs and security arrangements in the jail, officials said adding that a joint report of the jail inspection will be prepared which will be sent to the higher authorities.
Earlier on Friday, a prominent builder from Dehradun died by suicide after jumping from an under-construction building located on Rajpur Road, sending shockwaves through the community and highlighting severe underlying issues of threats and financial disputes.
Sahni, also known as Baba Sahni, left behind a suicide note addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Pushkar Singh Dhami in which he claimed that he had been under severe depression due to ongoing threats and financial disputes with several businessmen, including the Gupta brothers from Africa.
The note revealed that Sahni had been facing severe harassment, which had exacerbated his depression and led to his drastic decision.
Following the incident, Dehradun police swiftly arrested Ajay Gupta and Anil Gupta, after which the duo were taken into custody for questioning.
The Gupta brothers--Ajay Gupta and Anil Gupta- are well-known in South Africa for their involvement in large-scale corruption and state capture scandals. The Guptas owned a number of businesses that had lucrative contracts with South African government departments and state-owned corporations.
Atul Gupta and Rajesh Gupta are accused in South Africa of profiting from close links with former South African president Jacob Zuma and exerting their influence unfairly. They were accused of paying bribes to win state contracts and influence government appointments.

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