Tony, Ajay and Atul Gupta flee South Africa and denounce corruption inquiry | World

The Gupta brothers have fled South Africa and will refuse to give evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into corruption allegations against them.

Tony, Ajay and Atul Gupta, who are accused of using their relationship with Jacob Zuma, the former president, to win government tenders, said that they were away on business and would not subject themselves to being “humiliated and belittled at the will of politicians”. They have denied wrongdoing.

Arrest warrants have been issued for the three, who are thought to have left the country shortly before police raided their home in Johannesburg last month. One has been spotted in Dubai and their private jet has been tracked flying between India, Dubai and Russia.

In a letter produced by their lawyers, the Guptas denounced…