The crime branch filed the charge sheet before the court of Kendrapara Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) yesterday in connection with a case registered against Sarthi Baba on August 18.
Later SDJM Pritish Kumar Routray rejected the bail application moved by Sarathi. The controversial godman, now in jail, is facing trial under IPC sections- 354 (outraging the modesty of woman), 120(B) (conspiracy) and 420 (cheating) after a woman from Haladidiha village near here had lodged complaint against him alleging that Sarathi and his aide Sarat Patra had outraged her modesty.

The ashram founded by Sarathi Baba alias Santosh Raula (now in jail) in Odisha's Kendrapara district has been officially evaluated at Rs 4.48 crore. The ashram has now turned into temporary police barrack with armed police keeping vigil over it. The sprawling ashram stretching across 2.47 acre in Barimula village on the outskirts of Kendrapara district Headquarters Township is equipped with a furnished guest house.
Crime branch had also sealed the accounts of Sarathi Baba and his Satyam charitable trust in the State Bank of India,Allahabad Bank, Punjab National Bank and United Bank and Urban Cooperative Bank at Kendrapara.

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