Bhubaneswar: According to Crime Branch ADG B.K. Sharma, a number of Benami properties of Sarathi Baba have been identified. These include land in Puri, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar, all in his name. The ADG further stated that they would continue the probe into his financial transactions too. The Crime Branch would also an additional remand of the fraud baba for 5 more days. ’
Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raul has already been in remand since three days and he is being interrogated the State Crime Branch police. He has been transported under heavy security to police headquarters from the Choudwar jail, as the furious public has been after him. Sources have reported that Sarathi Baba is being questioned about his finances by a team of Crime Branch officers led by IO Alok Das, and it is taking place in the presence of a chartered accountant (CA).
The home of the CA of Raul, Gitiranjan Mekap has also been raided on Saturday and the police have confiscated his computer hard disc, a laptop and some documents. They also questioned him for three hours and interrogated two reputed saree businessman from Kendrapada. The police are bent to prove that Raul has gathered a huge fortune by misappropriating the donations of his devotees.