Sahara chief moves SC for NBW cancellation

Court noted it had already junked this request a day ago while making it clear that Roy will have to show up since rule of law applied to him equally.

Updated: February 28, 2014 4:09 am

A day after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest, Sahara chief Subrata Roy rushed to the court on Thursday, seeking cancellation of the non-bailable arrest warrant against him, and undertook to appear before it on March 4.
Pleading for a recall of the coercive order, Roy offered unconditional apology to the court for his failure to appear before the court on Wednesday, as directed by a bench of Justices KS Radhakrishnan and JS Khehar. His plea reiterated that he failed to show up because of ill health of his mother and that he would appear before the court on his own on March 4.
The court on Wednesday ordered for arrest of Roy for his production in the court
on March 4 over the group’s failure to refund investors’ money.
It had junked his counsel Ram Jethmalani’s repeated request to excuse Roy from personally appearing before the court in view of his mother’s ill health.
The court noted it had already junked this request a day ago while making it clear that Roy will have to show up since the rule of law applied to him equally.
“Since, we have already declined to grant exemption from personal presence of alleged contemner No 5 (Roy) on February 25, 2014, we find no reason to accede to the renewal of the request made today,” said the bench.

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