Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy
Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy

The Supreme Court on Friday granted four weeks parole to Sahara Chief Subrata Roy to perform his mother’s last rites.

Roy has been in Tihar jail since March 4, 2014 on the orders of the apex court in relation with a long running dispute with market regulator SEBI.

Earlier, a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur said the matter would be taken up by the appropriate bench at 2 pm, after senior advocate Kapil Sibal sought parole for the beleaguered businessman.

Roy’s mother Chhabi Roy, 95, passed away in Lucknow today after a prolonged illness.

(With PTI inputs)