Subrata Roy's Sahara Group sells residential project to Ahmedabad-based firm

Written by PTI | Ahmedabad | Updated: Jun 7 2014, 20:22pm hrs
Subrata Roy SaharaSahara has sold 4.21 lakh square metres of land in Ahmedabad in a bid to arrange money for imprisoned Subrata Roy's release.
In a bid to arrange money for imprisoned Sahara India chief Subrata Roy's release, the group has sold approximately 4.21 lakh square metres of land belonging to its residential scheme 'Sahara City' here to city-based developers for a sum of Rs 464 crore.

"H N Safal and Goyal & Co are equal partners. We have purchased Sahara City (project here) for Rs 464 crore. As per Supreme Court directives, we have deposited the amount into Sahara's Sebi controlled bank account," H N Safal's owner Dhiren Vora said.

Sahara Group had floated 'Sahara City' residential scheme at Shela village near Bopal on the city outskirts a few years ago.

However, many of its customers recently had complained that Sahara did not fulfil its promise of giving possession of homes even after they paid the full amount.

After Roy's arrest a few months ago, Sahara has been exploring ways to arrange the amount which runs into several thousands of crores of rupees for his release.

"We will build homes for those who have already booked their homes in Sahara City," Vora said.

However, Sahara group could not be reached for its comments as telephones of its corporate communication team were switched off.