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Odisha: High Court allows self-styled Godman Sarathi to deliver ‘pravachans’

16/02/2021 at 3:52 PM

Cuttack, Feb 16: The Orissa High Court today allowed self-styled Godman Sarathi Baba aka Santosh Roul to deliver pravachans to a maximum of 200 people.

The High Court also put a condition stating that all the existing Covid-19 guidelines should be strictly adhered during such gatherings.

Sarathi was released from the Choudwar Circle Jail in Cuttack in July 2019 after 4 years.

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

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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