Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jan 11:
Controversial self-proclaimed godman Srimad Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raul was today ordered by the Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) court in Odisha’s millennium city to appear before it on January 21.
Sarathi Baba, who is currently lodged in the Choudwar circle jail, was produced before the court amid tight security today. The court directed Sarathi Baba to appear before it on January 21 since other accused failed to appear before it today, said court sources.
He was produced before the court in connection with case no. 17 and 19 registered against him by the Crime Branch. This was his first appearance before the court after the Crime Branch filed two chargesheets against him.
The Crime Branch had filed a fresh FIR against Sarathi Baba on the basis of the statement recorded by the controversial woman medico. The Crime Branch has also filed its chargesheet against Sarathi Baba.
Notably, Sarathi Baba was arrested by the Crime Branch after being picked up by it from his ashram at Barimula in Kendrapara district in the wee hours on August 8.