Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jun 3:
A day after self-styled godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raul’s foster son Satyam was quizzed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials, three more aides of the godman were called for questioning here today.
According to sources, the sleuths quizzed close aide of Sarathi—Pradeep Sahu—on financial transaction of Satyam Charitable Trust. Besides, two staff of Barimula ashram—Saroj Rout and Bichitra—were also interrogated by the officials.
Yesterday, the foster son of Sarathi—Satyam– was interrogated by the ED officials for over five hours at the agency’s office here. The ED officials asked Satyam about the Trust’s financial transactions and land deals.
Earlier on May 31, the ED had quizzed Sarathi Baba’s close aides Dharanidhar Mallick, Surendra Mallick and Bijay Kumar Sahu on land related transactions of the self-proclaimed godman.
Similarly, the ED had, on May 30, subjected godman’s brother Debendra Raul and aide Khagendra Rout alias Khaga to marathon grilling of five hours over financial transactions of Satyam Trust.