Supreme Court refuses to extend Sahara chief Subrata Roy's time to pay Rs 600 crore
Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday refused to grant extension to Sahara chief Subrata Roy to pay Rs 600 crore. The apex court ordered Roy to pay the amount by February 6, a PTI report said.
"If Sahara Chief does not pay the amount by February 6, he shall commit himself to jail. Too much indulgence has already been given to Roy, more than any other litigant, " Supreme Court was quoted as saying by PTI.
Roy cited demonetisation and economic slowdown for extension of time to pay Rs 600 crore. However, the apex court granted liberty to Roy to transfer Rs 285 crore deposited in London Bank to Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi).
On November 28, Supreme Court had extended Roy's parole to February 6. The court had directed Sahara to pay Rs 600 crore till the date of the parole.
The company said it had already deposited Rs 11,000 crore with SEBI so far on the FCCB case.
Roy was granted parole on May 6, 2016 after his mother passed away a day earlier. The parole was extended for two months on May 11. Thereafter, it was extended till August 3 and then till September 16 and later till September 23.