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Crime branch cops slap fresh FIR against godman Sarathi Baba

The case was registered on Friday following a complaint made by an erstwhile woman inmate of his ashram in Kendrapara district, police said.

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A fresh case of sexual abuse has been filed against arrested self-proclaimed godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul. The case was registered on Friday following a complaint made by an erstwhile woman inmate of his ashram in Kendrapara district, police said.

The unmarried woman along with her mother came to the police headquarters for the second time on Friday to register their complaint. Similarly, three other women have earlier brought criminal charges against Roul with intent to outrage their modesty.

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Earlier booked for several charges of cheating, forgery and fraud, Roul is currently lodged in Choudwar circle jail in Cuttack. Meanwhile, Roul’s adopted son Satyam, who was arrested on Wednesday, was being interrogated by the crime branch police. He was questioned for over ten hours on Friday.

The court has allowed the crime branch police to take the junior Roul on remand for three days as his interrogation was necessary to establish the allegations of economic offences against the father-son duo.

In a related development, the crime branch police had on Friday picked up for questioning a woman, who was earlier impersonating as a CBI inspector and submitted an FIR at local Mangalabag police station in Cuttack on behalf of Roul’s woman companion.

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