Mahatma Gandhi’s Great-Granddaughter Jailed for 7 Years in South Africa
Durban: Ashish Lata Ramgobin, a 56-year-old great-granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi has been sentenced to seven years jail in a six million rand fraud and forgery case.
Lata was found guilty by Durban Court, South Africa on Monday. The daughter of noted rights activists Ela Gandhi and Late Mewa Ramgobin, she has been accused of defrauding businessman SR Maharaj after he sent advanced R6.2 million to her for allegedly clearing import and customs duties for a non-existent consignment from India. He was promised a share of profits.
After the verdict, Lata refused to leave the court to appeal both the conviction and the sentence by the Court.
The trial of the case was started in 2015. At that time, Lata was released on a bail of 50,000 rand.