CUTTACK: THE Orissa Excessive Court docket (HC) has allowed self-proclaimed non secular chief Santosh Roul alias Sarathi Baba to present pravachan or non secular discourse, 19 months after he was launched from jail.The only choose bench of Justice CR Sprint allowed Roul to present pravachan after July 1, however to a most gathering of 200 individuals in adherence to Covid-19 tips. The HC aid got here on Monday whereas permitting Roul’s petition looking for modification of one of many circumstances laid in its August 4, 2017 bail order.
The HC had granted him conditional bail on August 4, 2017. However Roul needed to stay in jail until he was granted bail in one other case on July 22, 2019. He was launched from jail on July 25, 2019 on furnishing a bail bond of Rs 2 lakh. Subsequently, he had filed the petition in August, 2019 looking for modification by the way in which of permitting him to present non secular discourses because it was his solely supply of revenue.
In his petition, Roul claimed that he’s going through extreme monetary hardship and at current, he’s not even ready to rearrange funds for paying the hire of his home and meet different primary bills. He pleaded that his solely supply of revenue was pravachan and he can’t eke out residing until he’s allowed to take action.
Sarathi Baba was arrested by the Crime Department on August 8, 2015 from his Barimula ashram in Kendrapara district on fees of sexual exploitation of girls other than dishonest devotees.The State Crime Department had seized greater than 30 financial institution accounts with deposits of over Rs 2 crore together with 50 property paperwork within the identify of Satyam Charitable Belief, floated within the identify of his adopted son Satyam Roul.