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Sahara chief back in special Tihar facility

Jailed chief of Sahara conglomerate Subrata Roy has once again been provided with an AC conference room with services like internet and video-conferencing at the Tihar prison as per a Supreme Court order to complete negotiations for raising funds for his bail.

This comes after a similar 57-day stay at the special facility till September 30 by Roy on the apex court’s direction. Sahara group had then paid Rs 31 lakh to Tihar jail as charges for the facility. Roy has now been allowed to use of facility till February 20.

Sources in Tihar jail said Roy along with two of Sahara’s directors Ashok Roy Choudhary and Ravi Shankar Dubey, who were lodged in Tihar, have been transferred back to the conference room from the barracks around 6 pm. Roy has been lodged in Tihar jail for over nine months for non-refund of over Rs 20,000 crore with interest to depositors. On January 9, the apex court had extended its August 1 order for conference facility for him in Tihar jail to raise the funds. The court had asked Roy to pay Rs 10,000 crore to get bail, out of which Rs 5,000 crore should be paid in cash and rest in bank guarantee.
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