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Subrata Roy denied bail, allowed to meet clients outside jail

Last updated on: July 22, 2014 18:41 IST

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to release Sahara Chief Subrata Roy, who has been behind bars for nearly five months, on interim bail or parole but allowed selling of his luxury hotels in New York and London to raise money to deposit Rs 10,000 crore (Rs 100 billion) with SEBI as directed to get regular bail.

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Image: Sahara Group Chairman Subrata Roy (front, L) speaks with an employee.
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The apex court, however, assured 65-year-old Roy that it will allow him to go out of jail during day time under police custody to hold negotiations with buyers to dispose of his properties.

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Image: The Supreme Court has denied bail to Sahara chief Subrata Roy.
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"We will allow you to hold negotiations outside jail between 10 am to 4 pm under police custody," a bench headed by Justice T S Thakur said, adding it is "premature" at this stage to make such arrangement as there is no "concrete" proposal right now.

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Image: Sahara chief Subrata Roy in happier times.
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The bench, also comprising justices Anil R Dave and A K Sikri asked him to approach the court when there is a proposal and assured him that suitable arrangements would be made by it.

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Image: The Sahara group has so far raised Rs 3,117 crore (Rs 31.17 billion) which has been deposited with the market regulator.
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The bench also allowed Sahara to sell nine properties in the country along with hotels Dream Downtown and The Plaza in New York and Grosvenor House in London.

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Image: The apex court has allowed Sahara to sell nine properties in the country along with hotels Dream Downtown and The Plaza in New York and Grosvenor House in London.
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It also appointed senior advocate Shekhar Naphade as amicus curiae to assist the court in dealing with the case in which the group is supposed to pay around Rs 37,000 crore (Rs 370 billion) to wind up the proceedings in the apex court.

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Image: Sahara Chief Subrata Roy had pleaded that he be allowed to get out of jail on parole or on interim bail for at least 40 days to sell his properties to raise Rs 10,000 crore (Rs 100 billion) to get bail.
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Roy had pleaded that he be allowed to get out of jail on parole or on interim bail for at least 40 days to sell his properties to raise Rs 10,000 crore (Rs 100 billion) to get bail.

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Image: The Supreme Court has appointed senior advocate Shekhar Naphade as amicus curiae to assist the court in dealing with the case in which the Sahara group is supposed to pay around Rs 37,000 crore (Rs 370 billion) to wind up the proceedings in the apex court.
Photographs: Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters

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Roy, who was sent to jail on March 4 this year for non-refund of over Rs 20,000 crore (Rs 200 billion) to depositors, was asked by the court to pay Rs 10,000 crore (Rs 100 billion) to get bail, out of which Rs 5,000 crore (Rs 50 billion) in cash and rest of the amount in bank guarantee.

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Image: The apex court has assured 65-year-old Subrata Roy that it will allow him to go out of jail during day time under police custody to hold negotiations with buyers to dispose of his properties.
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Sahara has so far raised Rs 3,117 crore (Rs 31.17 billion) which has been deposited with the market regulator.

The group, however, has been claiming that it has already repaid money to 93 per cent investors.

On the last day of hearing on July 4, Roy pleaded to the court to show 'raham'(mercy) and allow him to come out of jail to sell his properties.

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Image: Sahara chief Subrata Roy being taken to the court.
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"Raham is what is required now in this case. On Tuesday,he has spent more months behind bars and his release would enhance chances of negotiation for sale of properties," senior advocate Rajiv Dhawan, appearing for Roy, had submitted.

 


Image: Subrata Roy (R), chairman, Sahara India, with his wife Swapna Roy.
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