Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Sep 2:
Serious allegations of encroaching four acres of land at different important locations in Odisha’s capital city have been levelled against so-called director of Kriya Yoga Ashram, Shankarananda Giri.
Reportedly, Giri runs several educational and charitable institutions on encroached land. Questions have been raised on how BDA allowed Giri to run institutions on encroached land. It is clear Giri has the support of several politicians.
As in the case of Sarathi Baba and Sura Baba before him, there are accusations of sexual exploitation against Giri and his associate Kalikananda Giri too. There are allegations of sexual exploitation against the Giri duo at Bhubaneswar, Redhakhol, New Delhi and Rishikesh.
Over four years back, there was an allegation against Kalikananda of molesting a woman at Rourkela. A complaint was lodged with the police in this connection.
Shankarananda Giri is also alleged to have threatened a foreigner he had taken Rs 3 crore from with life when the latter asked for repayment. A complaint in this regard was lodged at the Sahid Nagar police station.