BHUBANESWAR: Satyam Sekhar Raula, son of self-styled godman Santosh Raula, had paid `20 lakh to three persons in exchange for shelter when the Crime Branch (CB) was on the lookout for him after arresting Sarathi Baba.
The investigating agency has seized `16.95 lakh from the three who were arrested earlier on Sunday. During investigation, the CB found out that Satyam had taken shelter in a flat in Biswanath Enclave near Damana Square of the City. That was arranged by Pilaski Swain, Biswajit Patnaik and Haris Chandra Das.
That was not all. The CB sources said the trio had also aided Satyam escape from the City. Satyam went to Hyderabad, Raipur and Durg before heading to Mumbai where he was nabbed by the probe agency on August 18. The Crime Branch investigation revealed that Satyam had paid `20 lakh to the three seeking help. Out of the sum, `16.95 lakh have been seized from the trio’s possession.
“Since there is prima facie evidence against the three for helping Satyam evade police arrest and flee the State, we arrested them on Sunday,” a CB officer said. They were produced before the Cuttack SDJM on Monday.