CB interrogated Travel agent who booked Sarathi's tickets

Bhubaneswar,August 14:The Odisha Crime Branch on Thursday interrogated the owner of a city-based tours and travels company, which had booked tickets for the air tarvel of self-styled Godman Srimad Sarathi Dev and his woman companion to Hyderabad.

Crime Branch teams had gathered information that the air tickets of the beleaguered spiritual guru and his woman cohort were booked by Sonthalia Online Services. Following this, the proprietor of the travel agency Deepak Agarwal was called
in for interrogation.

According to sources, a representative of Sarathi had gone to the travel agency on June 5 to book air tickets to Hyderabad by Indigo Airlines in the name of S Sarathi and Mrs Rosalin Mallick.

"I don't know the person who had booked the tickets. He put me on phone to another person who provided the details about the passenger. I booked the tickets as per the information provided to me," the proprietor of Sonthalia Online Service, Deepak Agarwal said.

While the date of onward journey was July 3, the return tickets were booked on July 12. However, the return tickets were later cancelled, Agarwal claimed.

Besides interrogating the Sarathi for the fifth day, Crime Branch sleuths also interrogated special class civil contractor Bijay Rout for the second consecutive day for over eight hours on his alleged links with Sarathi Baba in dubious financial transactions.