Mahatma Gandhi’s great grand daughter, Ashish Lata Ramgobin has been sentenced to seven years in prison by a Durban court in a cheating and forgery case of Rs 60 lakh.
On 7 June, the court gave its verdict, in which 56-year-old Ashish Lata Ramgobin was convicted.
Lata Ramgobin had extorted 62 lakh rupees from the local businessman by luring him for profit. SR Maharaj, who was a victim of fraud, told that Lata had taken money from him by luring him with profits. Lata was accused of cheating businessman SR Maharaj.
Lata Ramgobin is the daughter of famous human rights activist Ila Gandhi and the late Mewa Ramgobin. The Durban Specialized Commercial Crime Court told during the hearing that Lata Ramgobin had met Maharaj, director of New Africa Alliance footwear distributors, in August 2015.
Lata told the court that she had asked SR Maharaj to pay the import cost and customs duty of a company.
Lata demanded Rs 62 lakh from Maharaj as well as showed him the contract paper with the company, but later it was found that the paper which was shown to Maharaj was fake.
SR Maharaj’s company produces linen fabrics, footwear and many other things. Maharaj’s company also gives money to other companies on interest from time to time. Ramgobin also took money from Maharaj and did not return it on time. After that Maharaj filed a case against Lata