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Sahara chief surrenders; in police custody
Tribune News Service/ PTI

Lucknow, February 28
Sahara chief Subrata Roy surrendered before Lucknow police today, a day after the police failed to arrest him at his residence. A CJM court later remanded him in four-day police custody.

He was lodged in a guest house of the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department in the Kukrail area. He will be presented before the Supreme Court on March 4.

After a five-hour wait, his cavalcade of 16 cars entered the CJM court premises by the backdoor. Earlier, Chief Judicial Magistrate Anand Kumar had expressed unhappiness over the inordinate delay being made by Roy in appearing before the court. The CJM had been waiting in the court for his appearance since 3 pm.

It was only after the CJM expressed his annoyance to senior police officers present in the court that the industrialist’s cavalcade finally left his sprawling Sahara Shahr complex in Gomti Nagar for the court.

Earlier around 10.30 am, Roy had informed the Gomti Nagar police that he was present in his Sahara Shahr residence and was willing to surrender. The police rushed to the fortress-like mini city and arrested him around 11 am. He was not moved out of the complex till he left for the CJM court around 5.30 p.m.

In the court, he said he made a mistake by not appearing before the SC on February 26 and assured the court of abiding by its order. He also sought permission to stay at home. His son Seemanto Roy in Delhi said “Subrata Roy wilfully submitted himself before Lucknow police”.





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