Sura baba sent to 3-day remand again

Bhubaneswar: The Crime Branch was granted 3 more days’ remand of arrested self-styled godman Surendra Mishra alias Sura Baba and his two sons. The Crime Branch had sought the additional remand from Bhubaneswar Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) court with the 3-day remand of the trio ended today. Sura Baba was produced before the court today after the first phase remand ended.

Notably, the godman was manhandled by the public while being produced in court.

On the other hand, investigations have revealed more information about the financial transactions of the arrested godman. Today, Crime Branch sleuths traced around Rs 10 lakh in 7 bank accounts belonging to the godman. Moreover, Rs 4 lakh was seized from a safe in the Trahi Achyuta ashram.

Earlier yesterday Crime Branch had traced Rs 2.40 crore cash deposit in the bank accounts of Mishra, his wife and two sons in State Bank of India, Achyuta Nagar branch. Besides, a Crime Branch team also found bundles of notes of Rs 1,000 denomination from an office behind ‘Pothighara’ in the ashram.

Crime branch officials also seized gold ornaments along with a golden crown from the trust office of the Trachi Achyuta ashram.