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Supreme Court allows Delhi Police to arrest Amrapali CMD, 2 Directors

File photo: The Supreme Court of India. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 28, 2019, 04.03 PM (IST) Written By: Jessica Taneja

In a move that has mounted more trouble on the Amrapali CMD Anil Sharma, the Supreme Court of India allowed the Delhi Police to arrest him along with two other Amrapali associates in a criminal complaint registered against them.

The court further directed the police to seize Sharma's assets which includes his properties in south Delhi.

"We had never stopped any agency from arresting the directors, who are presently housed at a hotel under the detention of UP police," the court said.

It also said that the Economic Offences Wing (EoW) of Delhi Police can also arrest Amrapali directors - Shiv Priya and Ajay Kumar in the case.

In a massive crackdown the Amrapali Group for "wilful disobedience" of its orders, the Court had earlier attached the company's 100-bed multi-speciality hospital, bank accounts, the building which houses its office, certain firms and a "benami" Villa in Goa.

The apex court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by homebuyers who are seeking possession of around 42,000 flats booked in different Amrapali projects.

On October 31, the apex court had directed the Amrapali Group to disclose the names of all the companies with which it had any kind of transactions after forensic auditors pointed out that there may be a web of more than 200-250 such firms where home-buyers' money was transferred.

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The apex court was hearing a batch of petitions filed by homebuyers who are seeking possession of around 42,000 flats booked in different Amrapali projects.