not paying anything to us. We have nothing to do with this case. This matter has got nothing to do with us. It is between you and the investors.”
Subrata Roy apologised for the “slip of tongue”, but the court insisted: “No, it is not a slip of tongue. The press also says the same thing on your behalf. This is the problem with you.”
On another occasion during the hearing, Subrata Roy attempted to explain cash payments by the group.
“Ours is a business proposition and our investor is somebody as small as a rickshaw puller. He invests in cash and wants the money back in cash. Punish me if we don’t abide by the court orders. We have 37 years of business and not a single blot is on us for defrauding anyone. It’s a question of livelihood for 12 lakh employees,” he said.
Subrata Roy said Sahara employees had contributed money from their salaries to help the company refund. “It is a beautiful story. You will love us if you hear this story,” he said.