SC to Hear Roy's Petition for Shifting Stay

Published: 25th July 2014 09:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th July 2014 09:09 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will hear a plea by Sahara group chief Subrata Roy and its two other directors to be shifted to an outhouse within the Tihar Jail premises to facilitate the sale of the group’s domestic and overseas properties to raise `10,000 crore.

A Bench headed by Justice T S Thakur directed that the copy of Roy’s application be served on Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar.

Senior counsel K T S Tulsi mentioned the matter before the court on Thursday and told the court that Roy had to negotiate with proposed buyers based in countries spread over five time zones. The part payment of `10,000 crore is also a condition for the release of Roy and group’s two other directors, who are in judicial custody since March 4.

Koli Execution

The SC on Thursday refused to stay the execution of the death sentence awarded to Nithari rapist-cum-serial killer Surinder Koli and dismissed his plea seeking review of its verdict by which it had upheld the sentence.

“Application for stay of execution is rejected. There is a delay of 1,153 days in filing the review petition which has not been satisfactorily explained. Even otherwise, we have gone through the review petition and the connected papers. We see no reason to interfere with the order impugned. The review petition is, therefore, dismissed both on the grounds of delay as well as on merits,” a Bench of justices H L Dattu and A R Dave said.

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