Police to interrogate ‘conman’ Golden Baba

Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police has sought five days’ remand of arrested conman Golden Baba today to interrogate him over his sources of income and financial dealings with politicians and builders.

Golden Baba, whose actual name is Jyoti Ranjan Beura, was arrested by Chandrasekharpur Police on December 31 in connection with a fraud worth Rs 12 crore and other cases.

According to sources, police will investigate Golden Baba’s financial dealings with builders and politicians. Sources informed that Police will thoroughly investigate his links in criminal activities and political connections. Recently, there was a lot of chatter about banners of him being put up across the city.

Meanwhile, the number of cases filed against Golden Baba, who reportedly has earned the moniker for conspicuously adorning himself with gold ornaments, is on the rise. A case has been filed against him in Sahid Nagar Police Station as well.

Bhubaneswar DCP, Anup Kumar Sahu said “As the case is a financial crime, we have sought remand to interrogate him. We are also collecting details which will be utilised in investigation. We have informed other districts and EOW (Economic Offences Wing) about the case.”