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Subrata Roy Must Pay Rs. 62,600 Crore To Stay Out Of Jail: Regulator SEBI

November 20, 2020 02:35 PM

New Delhi, November 20
Markets regulator Sebi has moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to two Sahara firms to pay Rs 62, 602.90 crore in compliance with the court's earlier orders, failing which the group's chief Subrata Roy be taken into custody.

Sebi said the contemnors, Roy and his two firms-- Sahara India Real Estate Corporation Ltd. (SIRECL) and Sahara Housing Investment Corporation Ltd. (SHICL) -- are in "gross violation" of various orders passed by the court regarding the deposit of entire monies collected along with the interest.

Despite the top court granting various reliefs to Roy and his firms, they have neglected and failed to comply with various orders passed by this court, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said.

In its intervention application filed on November 18, Sebi said the "contemnors have not been complying with the orders passed by this Court despite the long rope provided to them" and their liability is increasing daily.

"The contemnors are enjoying their release from custody' as granted by this court vide order dated May 6, 20l6, further extended by this Court from time to time 'without even any attempt at compliance with the orders passed by this Court, " it said.

The markets regulator said that it would be just, expedient and in the interest of justice that this court passes appropriate orders directing the Saharas to forthwith deposit the balance amount, which was Rs 62, 602.90 crore as on September 30 this year, in Sebi-SAHARA refund account.

Failing this, Sebi said, "the contemnors may be directed to be taken into custody" as was directed by the top court in its verdict on June 15, 2015.

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