Sarathi case: CB intensifies probe

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Bhubaneswar,August19: The self-proclaimed godman Sarathi alias Santosh Raula seems to be slipping into deep trouble as the Crime Branch sleuths have started examining CCTV footage of Golkonda hotel in Hyderabad where he is alleged to have stayed with his women companion during his tour to the IT city from July 3 to July 5.

Besides, the State probe agency has also started examining the records of Sarathi Samitis functioning across the State via which the controversial Godman has to collected lakh of rupees by duping his devotees.

According to sources, the investigating agency has called the office-bearers of four Sarathi Samitis including Cuttak and Bhadrak samitis today for interrogation.

Yesterday, the CB had grilled the office-bearers of Sarathi Samitis of Cuttack and Bhadrak which revealed the Cuttack Sarathi Samiti had collected Rs 14 lakh from its members.

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