Court rejects Sarathi’s bail plea

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Kendrapara: The sub-divisional judicial magistrate (SDJM) court here today rejected the bail application of self-proclaimed godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raula.

The court refused to grant bail to Raula after persuing the case diaries submitted by the crime branch police.

Earlier last month a special court in Cuttack adjudicating exclusively matters pertaining to SC and ST (prevention of Atrocities) Act, had rejected the bail application of Raula.

Meanwhile Raula’s counsel Manas Chand said they would move higher court for the bail.

Santosh was arrested by the state crime branch police on August 8 who booked him under sections 120-B, 420, 467, 341, 379 and 506 of IPC along with section 3 of SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, section 25 of Arms Act and section 7 of Religious Institutions (Prevention of Misuse) Act.

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