Subrata Roy, Sahara chief, granted 4-week parole by Supreme Court

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Updated: May 6, 2016 5:44:43 PM

Subrata Roy has been in Tihar jail since March 4, 2014 on the orders of the apex court in relation with a long running dispute with market regulator SEBI.

Subrata Roy Sahara GroupSubrata Roy has been in Tihar jail since March 4, 2014 on the orders of the apex court in relation with a long running dispute with market regulator SEBI. (Photo: PTI)

The Supreme Court on Friday granted four weeks parole to jailed Sahara chief Subrata Roy to attend rituals following the death of his mother early this morning.

Roy’s mother Chhabi Roy, 95, passed away in Lucknow on Friday after a prolonged illness.

Roy has been in Tihar jail since March 4, 2014 on the orders of the apex court in relation with a long running dispute with market regulator SEBI.

A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur, Justices A R Dave and A K Sikri allowed the plea of Roy seeking permission to attend cremation rites of his mother.

“An application has been filed by Subrata Roy seeking provisional release as his mother passed away early this morning at Lucknow… We direct that Roy shall be released on parole for four weeks,” the bench said.

Besides Roy, the apex court also granted parole to one of the jailed Sahara director Ashok Roy Choudhary.

The court, however, said that Roy would be under the protective custody of the police with an assurance from his counsel Kapil Sibal that his client would not try to escape or run away.

(With inputs from PTI)

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