ED attaches Rs 14.95 crore assets of self-styled Guru

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Bhubaneshwar, March 31 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate has attached Rs 14.95 crore assets of a self-claimed Guru, Surendra Nath Mishra, and his sons after he allegedly swindled money on the pretext of giving devotees “Guru Mantra”, an official said on Friday.

The agency attached several lands, residential buildings and movable properties of Sura Baba and his sons — Trilochan Mishra and Biranchi Narayan — under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act.

The agency took over the case in 2016 from Odisha Police which had registered an FIR against Sura Baba and Trilochan on September 3, 2015 on the basis of a complaint of Mochiram Sahu in Ganjam district.

“Sura Baba proclaimed himself as a Guru and collected money from disciples to give them ‘Guru Mantra’,” an ED official said.

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The official accused Sura Baba of amassing money in this manner.

A chargesheet was filed in the case against the godman and his son. They were arrested and sent to judicial custody.



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