In Tihar jail, Subrata Roy gets dal, sabzi, roti, but avoids sleeping on floor

Sahara Chief Subrata Roy is being treated like any other prisoner in Tihar jail.

New Delhi | Published:March 6, 2014 3:25 pm
According to Tihar Spokesperson Sunil Gupta, as per rules, Subrata Roy was given a bed to sleep as he is above 60 years of age. (AP) According to Tihar Spokesperson,  Subrata Roy was given a bed to sleep as he is above 60 years of age. (AP)

Far from the opulence he is known to be addicted to, Sahara Chief Subrata Roy is being treated like any other prisoner in Tihar jail. He spent the day meeting his son, brother and a top company official besides reading newspapers in his cell.

Subrata Roy who was brought to Tihar jail last evening and has been kept in ward number four of prison 3, the same ward where all accused of the 2G scam were kept.

The Sahara chief Subrata Roy has been provided a bed to sleep as he is above 60 years of age, a jail official said.

Subrata Roy, who was sent in judicial custody for a week in Delhi by the Supreme Court on Wednesday, had reached Tihar prison at around 8 PM following which doctors examined him and he was found to be in good health.

According to Tihar Spokesperson Sunil Gupta, as per rules, Subrata Roy was given a bed to sleep as he is above 60 years of age.

Tihar authorities had yesterday said that Subrata Roy would have to sleep on floor but when he reached the prison complex, they came to know that he was above 60 following which a bed was given to him as per prison rules.

“He had a sound sleep. In the morning he read newspapers in his ward. He took bread and tea in breakfast. He also ate jail food. Later, he also ordered something to eat from the jail canteen,” he said.

Gupta also said that his son and brother met him in the morning. Later, a woman from one of his companies also met him.

“As per prison rules, a prisoner is served chapati of 400 gm grain, 250 gm vegetable and 90 gm dal every day. According to this rule, he is being served food,” he said.

Jail authorities maintained that Subrata Roy will be treated like any other prisoner and no preferential treatment will be given to him.

Subrata Roy too has so far not put forth any special demand before the jail authorities.

Subrata Roy was yesterday ordered to remain in custody for a week in Delhi by the Supreme Court which was unhappy that no concrete proposal on the refund of investors’ money was put forward by the company.

Apart from Subrata Roy, the bench had also ordered that the Group’s other two Directors Ravi Shankar Dubey and Ashok Roy Choudhary be taken into custody letting the woman Director, Vandana Bhargava free.

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    divyam
    Mar 7, 2014 at 11:29 am
    I support to Pujyniy Sahara sri there are a lot of soical work and 1 crore people take bread butter by the SAHARA and on otherhand our Government increase the unemployment
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      Hemlata
      Mar 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm
      Sahara should have been given some more time to sort things out and they would have come out with a proper solution. Sebi and the court had anyways banned the travel of supreme Saharasri.The Think tank of the group is currently restricted so the solution will be hard to come by.
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        Prateek
        Mar 7, 2014 at 5:36 am
        Sahara India Pariwar is very good company.This company has always given opportunities to live.Always in front to provide needy things and services to needy and poor peoples
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          Mr. Rai
          Mar 8, 2014 at 12:16 pm
          Sahara never had/have short term money making plans, why sahara would play the game knowing that they would lose their investors, I mean nobody does that. Can’t people understand the simple logic?
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            Shivani
            Mar 7, 2014 at 6:24 am
            @ Akansha- Akansha, don’t you know that celebrities and icons are not allowed to makemistakes in our country? If they do, they are blacklisted, punished with unreasonable demands… picture Sanjay Dutt, still facing the consequences of his involvement in Mumbai blast case, even after more than ten years.
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              Vijay
              Mar 7, 2014 at 5:39 am
              xWhat Sahara is facing is ego of SEBI coupled with political conspiracy against the group.
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