Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Aug 19:
Satyam Sekhar Raula, the so-called son of self-styled god man Srimad Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Kumar Raula, has revealed during his marathon interrogation by the Odisha Crime Branch today that he had left Barimula Ashram on August 6, a day before Srimad Sarathi was picked up from the Ashram by the Crime branch, sources in the agency said here today.
After hiding at different places within the state, Satyam left for Hyderabad from where he went to Raipur, and then to Bhillai, Pune and finally to Mumbai from where he was picked up from a hotel at Borivili by a special four-member team of the Crime Branch on Tuesday with the assistance of Mumbai police.
Satyam was brought to Bhubaneswar on an Indigo flight from Mumbai at 1.10 PM from where he was taken straight to the Crime Branch headquarters here where he was arrested at 6.30 PM after being grilled for nearly two and half hours, revealed Crime Branch sources.
The Crime Branch has traced deposits of Rs 27 lakh from three bank accounts in his name, sources added.
Satyam is likely to be produced in the local court tomorrow at around 11 AM and the Crime Branch is likely seek his remand for further interrogation.