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Subrata Roy Paid Rs 1.23 Crore For Facilities In Special Cell In Tihar Jail

New Delhi: Dec.7: Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy has handed over Rs 1.23 crore to Tihar jail authorities for all the special privileges he enjoyed for the past one year in a special cell. This whooping amount will take care of 200 inmates for a year, authorities said. 

According to report, 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.

Sources said Roy was first moved to the special unit on August 5 for 10 days. During these 10 days, the court allowed him to use special services like WiFi and video-conferencing to hold meetings with potential buyers.

"Functioning from the fully air-conditioned room, Roy was also allowed two laptops, two desktops, landline phones and a cellphone. For these facilities, the Sahara Group will pay directly to the service providers. Roy's stenographer and other assistants were also allowed to help him during the permitted time slot from 6am to 8pm," a top official said.

The regular visitors' list included his son and a few company directors. All the meetings were recorded by CCTV cameras. Roy was sent back to normal cell on Nov 12 after which all his special services stand terminated as per court's order, the official said.


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