Friday, February 28, 2014

Sahara chief Subrata Roy surrenders in Lucknow

NEW DELHI: Sahara chief Subrata Roy surrendered on Friday in Lucknow and was taken into custody by the UP Police.

Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani informed the Supreme Court that Subrata Roy had surrendered in Lucknow.

The apex court, meanwhile, declined to constitute a bench of Justice K S Radhakrishnan and JS Khehar to urgently hear Subrata Roy's plea for recalling the arrest warrant.

SC told Roy's counsel that it would not be possible to constitute the bench at short notice for hearing his application, in which he tendered unconditional apology for absenting himself on Febuary 26.

The Sahara chief may remain in police custody till March 4, when he is to be produced in the apex court.

The surrender comes a day after UP Police team on Thursday led a raid in Lucknow to arrest the Sahara chief.

The police team did not find the Sahara chief at his residence.

Subrata Roy's son addressed a press conference announcing that Sahara chief had surrendered willfully.

He also informed that the Sahara chief would be moving again for relief from Supreme Court.

Earlier on Friday, Subrata Roy said that he was not absconding from arrest and was ready to "unconditionally follow" whatever direction the Supreme Court gives him.
TNN | Feb 28, 2014, 10.46 AM IST

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