Mass Rally and Demonstration organised by Civil Society Groups of Odisha demanding CBI Inquiry into fraud Baba Sarathi episode , immediate arrest of Satish Gajabhie, former SP of Kendrapara district and unconditional release of woman Activist Mamata Samantaray from Jail.
Hundreds of Human Rights Activists and Social Action Groups staged demonstration at Lower PMG, Bhubaneswar, Capital of Odisha demanding CBI Inquiry into fraud Baba Sarathi episode , immediate arrest of Satish Gajabhie, former SP of Kendrapara district and unconditional release of woman Activist Mamata Samantaray from Jail.
The Activists alleged that many powerful people, politicians of Biju Janata Dal and top bureaucrats are associated with controversial Baba Sarathi and have played crucial role in his rise as Pravu Baba ( God man) in Kendrapara district. Due to political backing and administrative support, Baba Sarathi has amassed huge wealth by cheating the innocent people and collecting huge money of donations. Massive public outrage erupted across the state after expose of Baba’s immoral conduct and association with a girl which is under investigation. When the administration remained silence without taking any action against Baba, the Common people came to the street and protested and demanded action against Baba Sarathi by organising Dharana, rally etc. Interestingly, without taking any action against Baba, the police resorted lathi charge to disperse the people and mercilessly beaten up the common people. The police excesses on the people protesting against controversial spiritual Guru crossed all the limits. The police followed colonial ruthless behaviour and made many protesters including a lawyer kneel down and kept many naked under guidance of SP Satish Gajbhae.
The Civil Society Groups apprehended that as the powerful people are involved in this case, the Crime Branch can not undertake independent and impartial enquiry into this matter. So, CBI enquiry is the best and viable option for an impartial probe. They have also demanded immediate arrest of SP Satish Jagbhae for masterminding police atrocity on innocent people.
During demonstration, the police arbitrarily arrested woman activist Mamata Samantaray and put her behind bar. The Activists demanded her immediate ad unconditional release. The demonstration was led by Pradip Pradhan, RTI Activist, Sri Ashok Mallik, Dalit Leader, Sri Sudhir Mohanty, advocate, Sri Srinibas Mohaty, advocate, Sri Khisrod Rout, advocate, Sri Debesh Das, Sudarshan Chhotaray, Sachikat Pradhan, Pratap Sahu, Prativa Das, Jagabandhu Sarangi, Odisha Durniti Sangharash Manch, Sanjay Sahu, Jhunarani Sahu, Debendra Sutar etc.
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