Police summons for two Sathya Sai Central Trust board members
Posted by robertpriddy on June 22, 2011
Finally…..after having issued legal notices under the criminal procedures code to two Sathya Sai Baba Central Trust members, and with those trustees not having responded till date, the Andhra Pradesh police have summoned them to appear before them in connection with criminal cases. As the news report states…it is the first time in its entire history that any member of the powerful Central Trust is being summoned by the police to answer criminal charges! One can but hope that this would lead to more arrests of the big fish (and not just some hapless lower level workers as has been so far).
The Times of India also stated:- Police officers said they would question the trust members about the source of the money, which was intercepted near Hindupur while being transported to Bangalore by a man named Harishnana Shetty in a car.
The police investigations also revealed that the car seized June 19 had made four trips between Puttaparthi and Bangalore since June 16, when the locks of Yajur Mandir were opened. With the seizure of cash, a section of devotees have reiterated their allegations that huge amounts of money and valuables were shipped out of Prashanti Nilayam while Sathya Sai Baba was battling for his life at a hospital since March 28.
Some family members of Sathya Sai Baba have also made serious allegations against the trust members. They accused the trust of not taking care of the spiritual leader properly when he was hospitalised. They also said the trust was not taking devotees into confidence while taking major decisions.
The state’s main opposition Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the allegations against the trust.