Supreme Court Allows Delhi Police To Arrest Amrapali Group Chairman
A cyclist rides past residential buildings standing under construction at an Amrapali Group development in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

Supreme Court Allows Delhi Police To Arrest Amrapali Group Chairman

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The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed Delhi Police to arrest Amrapali group Chairman and Managing Director Anil Sharma and two directors forthwith in a criminal complaint filed against them.

The apex court also directed attachment of personal properties of Sharma and other directors. It said the Economic Offence Wing of Delhi Police can also arrest Amrapali directors—Shiv Priya and Ajay Kumar—in the case.

"We had never stopped any agency from arresting the directors, who are presently housed at a hotel under the detention of UP police," said the bench comprising of Justices Arun Mishra and UU Lalit.

The court is seized of a batch of petitions filed by homebuyers 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.

Now, Delhi Police has been allowed to arrest and interrogate them in a separate case of cheating lodged with its economic offences wing.

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