Orissa HC Rejects Bail Plea Of Sarathi Baba

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Wednesday rejected the bail plea of self-styled godman Sarathi Baba aka Santosh Raul in connection with an ongoing case at the Kendrapara. Lower Court.

The bail plea was rejected by a bench headed by Justice JP Das. Earlier, the self-styled godman was granted bail in two of the three cases registered against him by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Sarathi was arrested by the CBI from his Barimula Ashram on charges of cheating and harassing a girl and her mother along with exploiting a medical student on August 8, 2015.

The 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.

On the other hand, the medical student had filed an FIR against four persons accusing them of blackmailing her for over four months and forcing her to accompany Sarathi to Hyderabad, where she spent three nights with him at a hotel in July 2015.

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