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Exclusive: Bunch of Facebook pages glorify controversial self-styled godman Sarathi

8/02/2021 at 7:35 PM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 8: Many pages on social media networks are seen glorifying controversial self-styled godman Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Roul, who was released from the Choudwar Circle Jail in Cuttack in July 2019 after 4 years. However, the identities of the page admins are yet to be known.

Sarathi was lodged in the jail after his arrest from his Kendrapada ashram in August 2015 by Odisha Crime Branch.

A page on Facebook namely ‘Sarathi Pravu’ has 22,710 likes and 31,159 followers. The page regularly updates the talks of the self-styled godman. Besides, the page also shares the experiences of Sarathi baba’s followers in video formats.Apart from this, there are many groups on Facebook that keep update on Sarathi baba in regular activities.

Interestingly, many netizens, who have liked the page, are also seen praising self-styled godman.  

Worth mentioning, Sarathi was released from Choudwar circle jail in 2019 on bail.

He was first arrested for his indulgence in criminal activities and cheating people by misusing religious and spiritual practices. Sarathi was booked in a case of issuing threats to a woman medical student. However, the Supreme Court had granted him bail in the woman medico case while the High Court had granted him bail in the first case.

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