Delhi HC stays warrant for Sahara chief’s appearance in I-T case

In his plea challenging the trial court order, Subrata Roy, has claimed that he had “resigned” from the company.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: April 11, 2015 3:19 am

Providing relief to Sahara chief Subrata Roy, and the Sahara India Commercial Corporation Ltd, the Delhi High Court on Friday issued a stay on the proceedings against Roy and three directors of the company in an income tax case filed in a trial court earlier this year.

A trial court had on March 24 issued production warrants for Roy, who is presently lodged in Tihar jail, as well as bailable warrants summoning JB Roy, Ranoj Das Gupta and OP Srivastava, all directors of Sahara India Commercial Corporation Ltd, to appear before it on April 15 for allegedly failing to file tax returns for 2013-14.

The court of Justice Manmohan Singh on Friday issued notice to the I-T department to respond to the plea challenging the trial court proceedings, and issued a stay on the warrants, as well as on the trial court proceedings till May 25.

In his plea challenging the trial court order, Subrata Roy, has claimed that he had “resigned” from the company, and could not have been made an accused in the case.

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