Half-burnt body found: Atma Baba arrested

Cuttack: Police today arrested Alok Bisoi alias Anand Atma baba, another self-styled spiritual leader, from his ashram near the Rameswar hill at Sahapada in Salepur.

He was arrested after a mob ransacked the ashram, from where the half-burnt body of a youth had been recovered on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Ashok Kumar Patra from nearby Chahadpada village under Salepur block.
The district administration has deployed police in the ashram to control the situation and to avoid any untoward incident.

Notably, the godman’s ashram in Rameswar village of Cuttack’s Salepur block is built through unfair means by illegally grabbing the land. A written complaint has been registered against the godman by the joint secretary of the Communist party of India (CPI), Uday Kashari Verma, at Salepur police station.