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Sarathi Baba’s Immovable Properties worth Rs 4.48 crore Attached

Kendrapara:27/7/19: Rs 4.48 crore worth immovable properties of self-styled godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul were attached today by the Enforcement Directorate.

Roul who was arrested by crime branch wing of State police August 2015 had earlier been granted bail by a local court on July 23. The Crime Branch had arrested the Roul on various penal sections including deceiving people by misleading people by religious and spiritual practices.

Roul’s immovable assets including the Ashram established by him at Barimula village near Kendrapara town has been attached in accordance with section-8, prevention of money laundering act, 2002, said ED officials during their visit to Kendrapara today.

Any entry into the Ashram is prohibited. It will be construed as act of trespass, a punishable offence. As the immovable assets have now come under ED’s custody, prohibition has been on sale of these properties, ED officials said.

The Ashram owned by the controversial godman had earlier been officially assessed at Rs 4.48 crore.

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