Our transactions are transparent: Sathya Sai Central Trust

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Puttaparthi, Jun 28: Denying all allegations of cash being transported off the Sathya Sai Central Trust, the trust said that the money belonged to the devotees.

Addressing the media, a spokesperson for the trust said that all the money with the trust was accounted for.

"The trust has paid 9.75 crore as Income Tax recently," said the spokesperson. He also said that the trust had the record of donations paid by devotees.

Further clarifying on the seizure of Rs 35 lakh by the police, the Trust said that a group of devotees had contacted Sathya Sai'a nephew, RJ Ratnakar to accept the money for his maha samadhi. The money was then handed over to a project consultant to build the maha samadhi.

After the car was stopped  by the police and all the money was seized, the project consultant filed a letter with the police that the funds were given for the maha samadhi, said the spokesperson adding that the owner also filed an affidavit with his PAN number that the money was for Maha samadhi, he said.

"All our transactions are transparent and as per the law," said the spokesperson.

"There are no financial irregularities in the trust," he added.

The Sathya Sai Central Trust decided to make their assets public after the trust received an ultimatum from the Andra Pradesh government on Jun 27.

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