Sahara chief pays Rs 1.23 crore for special privileges in Tihar!

Being locked up in Tihar jail for over a year now, Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy paid an immensely big amount of Rs 1.23 crore to the jail authorities for all the special privileges he enjoyed for the past one year in a special cell.

The authorities said that this amount will be used to take care of 200 inmates for a year.

Roy was lodged in the high security ward. During his stay in Tihar, the Supreme Court had allowed Roy to use the conference room to negotiate the sale of his luxury hotels in New York and London to raise the bail money.

According to sources, "Tihar Jail authorities have received Rs 1,23,70,000 from Sahara Group for using the conference room. The payment includes charges for security, electricity, maintenance, rent and other facilities like food and water. The group is yet to submit Rs 7.5 lakh rupees more".

He was sent back to normal cell on Nov 12 after which all his special services stand terminated as per court's order.

On March 4, 2014, Subrata Roy was sent to Tihar as he failed to refund over Rs 20,000 crore with interest to depositors along with two of Sahara's directors, Ashok Roy Choudhary and Ravi Shankar Dubey. He was asked by the court to pay Rs 10,000 crore for bail, including Rs 5,000 crore in cash and the rest as bank guarantee.

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