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Odisha ‘godman’ faces ED probe

Giri could not provide the details and sought more time, ED sources said.

By: Express News Service | Bhubneshwar | Published: February 19, 2016 1:48:05 am

More than five years after a Danish national accused Swami Shankarananda Giri, the head of the Kriya Yoga Ashram here, of cheating him to the tune of Rs 2 crore, the Enforcement Directorate on Thursday questioned the “godman” over allegations of financial irregularities.

The agency questioned Giri, who also runs an English-medium school here, seeking details of funds he received from abroad for his ashram as well as his financial transactions with Danish national Allen Franklin Nielsen.

Giri could not provide the details and sought more time, ED sources said.

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