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Sai Baba's devotees protest on the streets of Puttaparthi

June 25, 2011 15:05 IST

Taking matters to the streets, several devotees of Sathya Sai Baba held protests in Puttaparthi on Saturday over the alleged misuse of funds by members of the Shri Sathya Sai Central Trust.

The protest took place in the wake of the police filing cases after Rs 35.5 lakh in cash was nabbed while being transported illegally from Baba's residence Yajur Mandi.

The devotees who took to the streets stated that they have no faith in the trust any longer.

"An inquiry needs to be conducted into the functioning of the Trust. The money received by the Trust in the form of donations from across the world should be put to right use and not misappropriated," said one of them.

Controversies have dogged the Trust since the demise of Sathya Sai Baba.

The police will soon interrogate two members of the Trust in connection with the case.

Vicky Nanjappa