The developments unfolding after the opening up of the Sai Baba’s Yajurmandiram have proved the assertion of the Satya Sai Central Trust members that the Trust has always accepted donations through cheqeus is a mere lie.
In fact, the Yajurmandiram operated like a mini Swiss bank where top political leaders, celebrities and industrialists deposited their black money as the trust has several exemptions and need not report its income and expenditure details to the government.
Insiders said that VIPs used to bring their black money and deposit it in the Yajurmandiram coming from the Hill View Stadium. It may be pointed out a 1 km long road connects both Yajurmandiram and the Hill View stadium.
According to reports, some of the trust members have been involved in smuggling the Sai wealth to safer destinations through this link road. It also came to light that heaps of jewellery and precious diamonds were not taken into account during the inventory of currency notes in the Yajurmandiram with a view to shift them to their safe destinations later on. The cash of Rs 35 lakh seized recently by the police was only part of this operation.