Following the media reports that Subrata Roy went missing when police came to arrest him, the Sahara chief released a statement to the media and judges. Before surrendering to the police he clarified that he was not absconding. Here is the full text of his letter.
Last evening I had gone out of Sahara Shaher, Lucknow, to consult with a panel of doctors with certain medical reports of my mother and then I had gone to a lawyers' house also.
I was informed by my family members that police had come and they said something to media and then whole media in the country started saying that I am absconding.
I am not that human being, who will abscond. In fact, being a law-abiding citizen, I shall hate myself to do any such thing ever in my life.
There is no direction against me by Hon'ble Supreme Court in its order dated 31.08.2012 & 05.12.2012 and in spite I am facing all of this.
I am absconding? I have started hating myself. Now I can't handle this level of agony and humiliation.
I feel ashamed and sad for some negative minded, emotionally confined media people (like few journalists vomited venom against Sahara today who were some time back thrown out of Sahara) and who are probably not remained as human being.
They are bullying and indulging in character assassination of a son who is trying to perform his emotional duty towards his ailing mother, in my absence, I shall never forget in my life those people.
A lot of people advised me to get admitted in some hospital and I can remain there as it is the general practice to avoid courts on medical grounds, however, I hate to do such drama.
I have already informed police to do their duty as per direction of Hon'ble Supreme Court.
I am in Lucknow and with folded hands and with all humility I appeal to the Hon'ble Judges that if Hon'ble Court can allow to live me with my ailing mother under house arrest till 3rd of March 2014.
But I leave it now on the Hon'ble Judges. If they call me today at Delhi, I shall reach there, or whatever direction Hon'ble Supreme court shall give to me today, I shall unconditionally follow.
I am sending this letter to all media, to Hon'ble Judges.
Subrata Roy Sahara