The Supreme Court on Thursday, February 28, has allowed the Delhi Police to arrest Amrapali group CMD Anil Sharma and two directors in a cheating case. In its order, the top court also gave its consent to the Economic Offences Wing of Delhi Police to arrest Amrapali directors Shiv Priya and Ajay Kumar in the case.
Around 42,000 homebuyers have filed petitions before the top court, seeking possession of the flats they booked in Amrapali group's projects.
The apex court also directed attachment of personal properties of Sharma and other directors. A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and UU Lalit said, "We had never stopped any agency from arresting the directors, who are presently housed at a hotel under the detention of the UP police."
The court is seized of a batch of petitions filed by home buyers who are seeking possession of around 42,000 flats booked in projects of the Amrapali Group. The three directors including the CMD were in the custody of UP police till now as per the direction of the apex court in the case filed by home buyers.
Delhi Police now has been allowed to arrest and interrogate them in a separate case of cheating lodged with its EoW wing.
(Inputs from agencies)