New Delhi: Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy will continue to remain in Tihar jail as the Supreme Court today rejected his plea that he be put under house arrest to enable him negotiate deals for arranging money to repay investors.
“We have said that you are in judicial custody. You are under our custody. We have not sent you in civil imprisonment. In case of civil imprisonment, it would have amounted to awarding punishment,” a bench of justices K S Radhakrishnan and J S Khehar said.
It rejected the plea of senior advocate Ram Jethmalani, appearing for the Sahara chief, that instead of keeping him in Tihar jail, he could be put under “house or office arrest” as it is difficult to raise money while being in jail.
“I submit that there is no jurisdiction to send this person to a criminal jail. Vacations are coming. Our difficulty is how do we ask anybody to go and negotiate in jail,” Jethmalani said.