Sarathi, Satyam appear before special court

Cuttack: Self-styled godman Santosh Raul alias Sarathi Baba deposed before the special court via video conferencing here on Saturday in connection with a fraud case filed against him by the Crime Branch of Odisha police. Sarathi’s adopted son Satyam appeared before the court personally in the same case.

“Satyam appeared before the special court for the first time today after the commitment procedure. We submitted bail bonds and the court announced dates for trial,” Satyam’s lawyer Manas Chand said.

The co-accused in the case Santosh Gachhayat, also appeared before the court.

“This case was filed by Crime Branch under Sections 420, 468 and 471 of IPC. All other cases against Satyam are pending with the HC,” Chand stated.

Meanwhile, Satyam expressed hope that he will walk out free in the case.

“I have complete faith in God and the court. I hope I will get justice,” Satyam said.