Odisha CB quizzes Satyam; Sarathi’s bail plea deferred

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Aug 21:

Sleuths of the Odisha Crime Branch took the ‘son’ of controversial self-styled godman Santosh Roul alias Srimad Sarathi Dev, Satyam Sekhar Roul to its headquarters here for interrogation on the first day of his three-day remand beginning today. On the other hand, Sarathi Baba was sent to judicial custody till September 2 after hearing of his bail petition scheduled for today was deferred.


The 20-year-old youth was sent to Choudwar Circle Jail yesterday after the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court here allowed the CB to take Satyam on a three-day remand.

Satyam was taken to Crime Branch headquarters from Choudwar Circle Jail at around 10 am. The probe agency expects to extract valuable information from the son of the beleaguered spiritual guru, who is presently also in CB remand after the media expose of alleged sexcapade with a woman companion at a Hyderabad hotel in a posh locality in the IT city.

Meanwhile, Sarathi Baba appeared before the SDJM court here today. The court deferred the bail plea hearing to August 31 and sent the spiritual guru to judicial custody till September 2.

According to sources, the Crime branch team, which had left for Hyderabad to investigate the stay of Sarathi and his woman companion at the hotel, was scheduled to arrive here last night. The agency is likely to give more details on this today.

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