Lucknow: In a dramatic turn of events, Sahara chief Subrata Roy today said he is not absconding from arrest and is ready to "unconditionally follow" whatever direction the Supreme Court gives him today.
A day after the police visited his home in Lucknow to arrest him as per Supreme Court's orders but failed to find him there, Roy said he is still in Lucknow and had gone out for sometime to consult "a panel of doctors". Roy said he has "already informed police to do their duty".
Through a statement signed by him, Roy also appealed to the Supreme Court to allow him to be with his "ailing mother under house arrest till March 3, 2014", while adding that he was ready to reach Delhi even today, if court wants him to do so.
Issuing a non-bailable warrant against Roy, the Supreme Court on February 26 asked the police to arrest him and present before the court on March 4.