Amrapali’s top executives released from custody
Amrapali Group’s CEO Ritik Sinha and Director Nishant Mukul were released from judicial custody on Tuesday after paying the Rs. 4.29 crore due to the administration. Both were arrested on Monday by the GB Nagar district administration after the company failed to pay an outstanding labour cess of Rs. 4 crore for the last three years.
While speaking to media, the district magistrate B. N. Singh said, “Our demand for Rs 4.29 crore of outstanding labour cess has been met. The defaulters were taken into custody according to the provisions of law. However, after they cleared their dues by submitting demand drafts at the tehsil they were released from the Dadri lock-up on Tuesday evening. Their office premises, which had been sealed, were reopened on Tuesday. We had to resort to the extreme step as our frequent demands to clear dues were not being heeded. We will not shy away from repeating the action against other defaulters.”