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Crime Branch seized Sarathi

Bhubaneswar,August 8: Crime Branch ADG Bijay Kumar Sharma was informed Odisha Police today arrested self-proclaimed Godman Sarathi.

He told to media personnel that the arrested Sarathi will be forwarded to court today and will seek at least five days of remand for further breakthrough.

About 54.1 gr gold, 15 kg of silver and Rs 2.28 lakh hard cash and other valuables have been seized by the team. Crime Branch sleuths have also seized several bank accounts of Sarathi.

On the other hand sources revealed that property of self-proclaimed Sarathi baba over Rs. 100 crore. He owned several luxury cars, foreign currency, hard cash, gold, silver and other property documents.

It should be noted that Sarathi baba was brought from Barimula ashram to Crime Branch HQ in Cuttack at 4 am.

Before taking into its custody, Crime Branch quizzed Sarathi at Barimula ashram for 14 hours . 6-member SIT team of Crime Branch quizzing Sarathi at its HQ in Cuttack.

Crime Branch IG Arun Bothra informed that the police have seized vital documents from Sarathi ashram premises.

Odisha Crime Branch additional SP files FIR against Sarathi.Case registered under Sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 506 of IPC against Sarathi.


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