Court petition: ‘Why did Sai die?’ & irregularities in Sai Trust
Posted by robertpriddy on September 19, 2012
The Sathya Sai Central Trust has been exposed constantly in the Indian press for its corruption, yet it has so far escaped all the legal charges made against it. One supposes that the old Sai Baba technique has been used, bribery (new on how Sai Baba bribed people with large sums to keep the murderous events of June 6, 1993 secret will be posted here soon). Perhaps this petitioner will get some kind of hearing, but with a Sai Baba devotee in power in India (Prime Minister Singh) and many supreme and high court judges still being devotees, this may not be so easy.
A Division Bench, comprising acting Chief Justice P.C. Ghose and Justice Vilas Afzulpu-rkar, on Monday directed K. Ramesh, a petitioner seeking a CBI probe into the affairs of the Sathya Sai Seva Trust, to inform the court whether the trust had ever been under the jurisdiction of any government department. Ramesh, a devotee of Sathya Sai Baba, sought a direction to have the CBI investigate the alleged irregularities committed by members of the Sri Sathya Sai Baba Central Trust and also into the cause of the demise of the godman at Puttaparthi in April 2011.
The Bench asked the petitioner to explain whether the trust was registered and within the jurisdiction of the endowments department and whether the government had ever examined these affairs earlier. The Bench granted a week to respond its queries.
See also http://www.newswala.com/Hyderabad-News/High-Court-admits-petition-seeking-probe-into-Satya-Sai-Trust-Board-affairs-16821.html where “The court named State’s Chief Secretary, Secretary to Endowments, DGP, CBI and Satya Sai Central Trust as respondents in the case and asked them to file their counter petition in this regard by next Monday.”