A court in Durban in South Africa has sentenced Mahatma Gandhi’s great-granddaughter to seven years in prison for fraud and forgery of 6 million rand. Ashish Latha Ramgobin (56) was sentenced by the court on Monday. He was accused of cheating industrialist SR Maharaj. The Maharaj had allegedly given him 62 lakh rands for importing a consignment from India and clearing customs duty which did not exist.
In this they were promised a share of the profit. Lata Ramgobin is the child of well-known human rights activist Ila
Criminal case filed against Lata
At that time Lata Ramgobin was released on a surety of 50,000 Rand. During the hearing on Monday, the court was informed that Lata Ramgobin had met Maharaj, the director of ‘New Africa Alliance Footwear Distributors’, in August 2015. The company imports, manufactures and sells clothing, linens and footwear. Maharaj’s company also provides financial assistance to other companies on the basis of dividend.
Lata Ramgobin told Maharaj that she had ordered three containers of linen for the ‘South African Hospital Group Net Care’. Due to Ramgobin’s family and net care documents, Maharaj made a written agreement with him for the loan. But later when he came to know about the fraud, he filed a criminal case against Lata.