Cuttack: Self styled godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raul has now knocked the Supreme Court door on Tuesday for bail plea after his appeal for bail was rejected by Orissa High Court several times.
While CBI had filed several cases against Sarathi, the High Court had recently denied bail to him in connection with the case of cheating and harassing Kendrapada based Mamata Swain and her mother and also exploiting medical student Rojalin.
His case has been filed by advocate Sushant Kanungo in Supreme Court.
Earlier on August 8 2015, the self proclaimed godman was arrested by the Crime Branch under Sections 120-B, 420, 467, 341, 379 and 506 of IPC along with Section 3 of the SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, Section 25 of Arms Act and Section 7 of the Religious Institutions (Prevention of Misuse) Act. Since then, it is now around 16 months that Sarathi is at the jail without a single trial and with his numerous bail pleas rejected by High Court.