Sahara chief Subrata Roy on Thursday moved the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of non-bailable arrest warrant against him and vowed to appear before it on March 4.
The warrant was issued on Wednesday after he failed to appear before the apex court in a contempt case related to non-refund of `20,000 crore to investors by two of his companies.
While offering unconditional apology to the court, Roy also sought recall its order to police to arrest and produce him before it on March 4. Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani is likely to mention the matter in the court on Friday for urgent hearing.
“The applicant has the highest regard for the judiciary and he cannot think about any violation or non-compliance of the directions passed by this court,” the application filed by Roy said.
The Sahara chief also sought a stay on the operation of the order, during the pendency of his application. He also appealed the court to consider sympathetically the wishes of his mother and permit him to be with her in her last moments.
A Bench comprising Justice K S Radhakrishnan and Justice J S Khehar had rejected Roy’s plea to exempt him from personal appearance on the ground of ill-health of his 92-year-old mother. Jethmalani had on Wednesday produced a medical certificate on the condition of Roy’s mother from Sahara Hospital, Lucknow, and recommended that he be allowed to be with his mother at this stage.