Saturday, 16 March 2013

SEBI moves SC for arrest of Sahara chief

By PTI - NEW DELHI 15th March 2013 02:41 PM

SEBI on March 15th moved the Supreme Court seeking arrest of Sahara  group promoter Subrata Roy Sahara and barring him from leaving the country after two companies of the group failed to comply with court's order to refund Rs 24,000 crore to its investors.

The market regulator mentioned the matter before a bench headed by Justice K S Radhakrishnan which agreed to hear its plea and posted the case for hearing in the first week of April.

SEBI urged the court to allow it to "take measures for arrest and detention in civil prison of promoter of Sahara Subrata Roy Sahara and the two male directors---Ashok Roy Choudhary and Ravi Shankar Dubey ---after giving reasonable opportunity of hearing."

SEBI also sought direction that their passports be deposited with the Supreme court.

Sahara group and SEBI are locked in legal dispute over the refunding of 24,000 crore by its two companies--Sahara India Real Estate Corporation (SIREC) and Sahara Housing Investment Corporation (SHIC)--to its investors.

Earlier, the last hope of Sahara group to get more time to refund Rs 24,000 crore to its investors was today dashed in the Supreme Court which dismissed its plea and pulled it up for not complying with the court's earlier order to return the money by first week of February.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir, which had earlier extended the deadline to two companies of the group for refunding the money from November end to first week of February, had refused to grant more time.

SIREC and SHIC along Roy are facing contempt proceedings in the apex court before another bench which had on February 6 allowed SEBI to freeze accounts and seize properties of its two companies for defying court orders by not refunding the money to investors.


dhiraj said...

If we take the case of Golden Forest Investors which was banned by SEBI,they did not recieve even a single penny in 10 years,so how can we believe as an investor that SEBI will pay us back!

Unknown said...

Fake personified
If the investors of Sahara are not fighting against Sahara, it can only mean that Sahara has returned their money. Which means that SEBI is not projecting the correct picture to the Supreme Court and the country.

Unknown said...

This is all a game of politics, elections are coming soon, just to prove to public SEBI and SC have done this. We all know Sahara contributes largely to the weaker sections, these employment opportunities will engage 56,000 employees this year for senior positions. Isn' t it a holistic approach and giant step for the betterment of the society?

Shyam Sundar said...

If Sahara returned money, then prove it and come out. Why beating around the bush?
What has elections to do with Supreme Court order. It is just asking to refund the money.