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Subrata Roy moves SC seeking permission to go abroad

January 02, 2014 15:30 IST

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Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy, who has been restrained from going abroad for failing to refund Rs 20,000 crore (Rs 200 billion) investors money, today moved the

Supreme Court seeking its permission to go overseas for business purposes.

A bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and J S Khehar said that it would hear his plea on January 9 when the main case for handing over title deeds of Rs 20,000 crore of group's unencumbered properties to Securities and Exchange Board of India would be taken up for hearing.

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Image: Sahara group chief Subrata Roy.
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Senior advocate C A Sundaram, appearing for Roy, submitted that his client has some business overseas and he is needed there.

He submitted that Roy would come back to country within three days of the notice period.

The bench, after hearing his arguments, said that it would consider the plea on January 9 and also asked the Sebi to respond on the nature of title deeds handed over to it by the group.

 


Image: Supreme Court of India.
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Tightening the noose around Sahara group for not refunding Rs 20,000 crore (Rs 200 billion) investors money, the Supreme Court had on November 21 last year barred Roy from leaving the country and also restrained it from selling any of its properties.

The apex court had said its order for handing over title deeds of Rs 20,000 crore unencumbered properties to Sebi was not followed by the group in ‘letter and spirit’ and prevented Roy along with other directors of the group Vandana Bhargava, Ravi Shankar Dubey and Ashok Roy Choudhary from leaving the country.


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