Violence Between Sathya Sai Baba Relatives Continues
Posted by Barry Pittard on July 15, 2013
For background to this story, see my post: Violence Erupts In Sathya Sai Central Trust Saga. Barry Pittard on July 9, 2013.
A correspondant of mine – well familiar with life at Puttaparthi, including members of the late Sathya Sai Baba’s family – notes that she “would not be surprised if death or dire injury occurs in the near future” and that “woe be it to anyone trying to point out faults of the powerful Ratnakar!”
By Express News Service – ANANTAPUR. 15th July 2013 08:38 AM
In yet another turn to the ongoing turf war between the Satya Sai family members, Ganapathy Raju and Ratnakar Raju, the police on Sunday arrested Ganapathy Raju and his son following a complaint lodged by a person said to be a close associate of Ratnakar Raju.
The complainant alleged that he had been attacked by Ganapathi Raju a week ago.
Following the complaint, police have arrested Ganapathi Raju, who is a close relative of Sri Satya Sai Baba, along with son in Puttaparthi on Sunday.
According to Puttaparthi police circle inspector Sridhar, a person named Sai Prasad, who was said to be the follower of Satya Sai Cenral Trust member Ratnakar, lodged a complaint with the police that Ganapathi and his son had attacked him with an iron rod near the APSRTC bus stand in Puttaparthi a week ago.
Acting on the complaint, the police arrested the father-son duo and later admitted them to a hospital, as both had injuries.
Some of the alleged followers of Ratnakar had allegedly attacked the residence of Ganapathi, who is the first cousin of Sai Baba, in Puttaparthi on July 7.
Later, he went to the police station for lodging a complaint and had gone missing since then and was arrested by the police along with his son on July 14.
Differences between Ratnakar and Ganapathi reached a peak after the trust members received a mail, in which the mailer demanded a ransom of `25 lakh from them.
After learning about the mail, Ganapathi suspected it as the handiwork of Ratnakar and asked the trust members to trace the persons involved in it.
Excerpt From Public Petition (and introduction)
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