Cops unravel huge property in the name of godman’s Trust

August 14, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 29, 2016 03:09 pm IST - CUTTACK:

After the conclusion of the fifth day of interrogation of Santosh Roul alias Sarathi Baba on Thursday, the crime branch police have unearthed huge movable and immovable properties in his name.

According to sources, the investigating sleuths have seized at least 50 property documents in the name of Satyam Charitable Trust that was floated by Roul in the name of his adopted son Satyam Roul.

While two plots in the name of the Trust have been detected in Balasore and Bhadrak districts, sources revealed that the Trust was in possession of 5.25 acres of land at different localities in the State.

The sleuths have also seized four vehicles in the name of the Trust and the crime branch police have entrusted a revenue official of the State to assess the cost of the landed properties registered in the name of the trust.

While no official statement is coming forward regarding the interrogation of the godman and seizure of properties, sources said at least 40 persons have now been examined by the investigating team in this connection.

The cops are however, not able to trace the absconding son of the godman, who has reportedly gone underground ever since Roul was arrested last week. While it has not been established yet whether the crime branch police are looking for the junior Roul to arrest him, his detention has been necessitated for quizzing to corroborate some statements of the godman.

On the other hand, the prosecution has already frozen at least 30 bank accounts operated by the godman and their combined balance is pegged at over Rs 2.55 crore.

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