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Subrata Roy Sahara gets parole to attend mother’s funeral

LUCKNOW || Sahara chief Subrata Roy who is languishing in the Tihar jail prison since March 2014, has been allowed to leave prison for four weeks for the funeral of his mother Chhabi Roy, who died this morning.

chabbiThe 67-year-old businessman was arrested after the group failed to comply with a court order to refund money raised from millions of small investors by selling them bonds later ruled to be illegal. His bail had been set at Rs 10,000 crores by the Supreme Court in earlier hearings. The Sahara group has failed to raise that money.

The temporary parole granted to him now is on humanitarian grounds. The court said plainclothesmen would be with Roy while he is out on parole. His mother Chabi Roy who was in bed for the last two years died earlier this morning.