Cuttack: Sarathi Baba, the self-proclaimed Godman has been granted bail today. Orissa High Court has reportedly allowed him bail against a bail bond of Rs. 2 lakh and two bailers. Sarathi’s advocate Manas Chand briefed about it.
Three cases had been lodged against Sarathi Baba. His original name is Santosh Roul. He was arrested by the Crime Branch on August 8, 2015, from his Barimula ashram. Charges of sexual exploitation and cheating were leveled against him. A woman and her daughter had complained that Sarathi had exploited them both sexually and physically apart from defrauding them of their gold ornaments and money.
In the recent development, the Court has granted him bail and also set a few conditions. The Court has directed him not to influence witnesses and cooperate in the investigation. Further, the lower court may also set additional conditions. Sarathi had been granted bail in two other cases, earlier.
Sarathi Baba to be released from Choudwar Jail, where he has been lodged.