The court directed Police Chief of  Bihar, UP and Delhi to comply the arrest warrant and produce Subroto Roy

Patna:  Patna High Court issued warrant of arrest against Subroto Roy, Sahara chief after he failed to appear physically before the court on Friday in connection with a case of fraudulence.

Subroto Roy did not comply with the courts order and failed to appear before it for the second consecutive day on Friday in connection with the petition relating to a large number of investors demanding for return of money.

While hearing bunch of petitions filed seeking directive to Sahara supremo Subroto Roy to return money to a large number of investors, Justice Sandeep Kumar issued the arrest warrant against Subroto Roy during the day after he failed to appear before the court despite the direction issued on Thursday for his physical appearance on Friday.

Meanwhile, the court also directed the chief of police of three states including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi to ensure presence of Mr Roy by complying the arrest warrant.

The judge did not accept the medical documents presented before the court seeking relief from Mr Roys appearance in person on medical ground. The judge, after going through the reports observed that there was nothing serious in medical reports that Mr Roy could not appear before the court.

Earlier the counsel of Mr Roy submitted that Roy was suffering with serious health complications and he was unable to appear before the court.

Prior to this the court on Thursday had expressed its anguish over failure of physical appearance of Subroto Roy before the court and had remarked that Roy was not above the law and will have to appear before the court in person.

Earlier on April 27, the lawyer of Sahara India, complying the orders of the Judge had apprised the court with some alternate methods for returning the amount of investors of Bihar. The Judge, however, was not convinced and ordered for physical appearance of Subroto Roy who did not comply with the orders of the court making it furious.

The Patna High Court was hearing more than 2000 cases related to the alleged fraudulence of Sahara India.

The matter would be heard again on May 16.