Cuttack: The High Court has denied bail to Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raul, in connection with the case of cheating and harassing Kendrapada based Mamata Swain and her mother.
On the basis of reports and evidences collected in the case, the High Court has rejected the bail plea of the self-styled godman. As per sources, Mamata and her mother were residing at Sarathi Baba’s ashram at Kendrapara as his followers. But during their stay, Sarathi acquired their assets (property and jewellery), misbehaved with Mamta and tried to blackmail her with photos. Following this, the mother daughter duo fled away from the ashram. But Sarathi and his taskforce kept on threatening them frequently owing which they could not file any case against him.