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Subrata Roy: SC issues notice to advocate

Posted on Mar 05 2014 | IBNS

New Delhi, Mar 4 : Taking a note of the ink attack on Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy, the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to advocate Manoj Sharma.

As Roy reached the Supreme Court on Tuesday, a man threw ink at him and called him a thief, said reports.

According to reports, the man said his name is Manoj Sharma, a resident of Gwalior, and that he is an advocate by profession.

TV footage showed other lawyers and Sahara supporters thrashing Sharma after the incident.

However, Sharma flaunted his torn shirt and said he is "proud" of what he has done.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sent Roy and two other company directors to judicial custody till Mar 11.

Roy was brought to New Delhi from Lucknow via Agra on Monday night.

Roy was sent to police custody till Mar 4 on Friday.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate court in Lucknow had earlier reserved its order on Roy, asking the media and others to leave court.

Roy had requested the court to place him under house arrest. The police had sought his transit remand.

Earlier, the court had directed Sahara to hand over the title deeds of its properties worth Rs 20,000 crore to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).

Accusing Sahara Group of playing 'hide and seek', the Supreme Court on Oct 29 asked the group to hand over the title deeds of its properties worth Rs 20,000 crore to the SEBI.

Hearing contempt petitions filed by the SEBI for not complying with the Aug 31, 2012 directions on refund of deposits, the court had ruled that Sahara chief Subrata Roy cannot leave the country without the permission of the court.

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