New Delhi, Feb 28, Sandipan Sharma: With the Lucknow police at his doorstep, Sahara boss Subrata Roy on Thursday nighttime asked for the Supreme Court to review a capture warrant issued against him for not obeying summons to show up in court on Wednesday.
In his request, Mr Roy, 65 offered an “unconditional statement of regret” and argued that he couldn’t show up in court since his mother, who he is “enthusiastically connected” to, is genuinely sick. He asked for the court to “acquit his mistake of judgment” and permit him to be with his mother in what he called “her last minutes.”
On Thursday evening, a six cops arrived at Mr Roy’s sprawling Lucknow home, to go along, they said, with the Supreme Court’s request to capture him and produce him on March 4. Mr Roy was supposedly not home. The police group used a little over two hours searching for him on the property, which is spread over some sections of land.
The court had issued the warrant yesterday after Mr Roy neglected to show up in court in association with a long-running case in which advertise controller Sebi has blamed him and other Sahara executives for not discounting a huge number of speculators.
On Tuesday, the top court had rejected Mr Roy’s request for exception from individual presence, saying he had delighted in this relief for two years. Mr Roy has more than once refered to his mother’s sickness as an explanation behind not showing up in court.
Sebi has denounced Mr Roy and three other Sahara executives of not discounting Rs. 19,000 crore to a large number of speculators in two Sahara organizations. Sebi affirms that the stores were raised unlawfully.
Sahara has guaranteed that it had stored about Rs. 5,000 crore with Sebi and discounted whatever remains of the cash to moguls, a case dismisses by the controller.
The top court had required Sahara to store title deeds from properties worth Rs. 20,000 crore with the controller as a certification towards installment of moguls’ cash. Sahara has been limited from offering any property.