Casteist remark: CB arrests five more

Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch (CB) today arrested five more accused on charges of making caste-based remark at Trahi Achyuta ashram on the outskirts of the capital city.

CB sources said the accused have been arrested based on the FIRs registered at different police stations against ashram’s chief and some others. In the FIR it has been alleged that baba and some of his close followers had made casteist remarks on some visitors.

With the police have already arrested baba and his two sons, the number of arrests has gone up to seven in the case.

Surendra Mishra known as Sura Baba, the head of Trahi Achyuta ashram and his sons, Trilochan and Biranchi have been booked under Sections 241, 342, 323, 294, 506, 34 of the IPC and Section 3 of SC/ST (Prevention of atrocities) Act.