The sex scandal case against Nithyananda, registered by Karuppa Lenin, a former Nithyananda devotee, is yet to be transferred to Karnataka. Though the complaint has been registered in Chennai, the case will be transferred to Bangalore as the offence of “misbehaving” with “beautiful” women and “forcing” them into sexual acts with him, as alleged in Lenin, happened in Bidadi in Karnataka, as said by Chennai police commissioner T Rajendran.
The Chennai Police, however, is waiting for Director General of Police, Letika Saran to resume duty on Wednesday after her visit to her native state, Kerala. The Chennai Police insists that the case will be transferred to Karnataka only after she resumes duty.
In the meanwhile, advocate and former President of the Advocates’ Association, KN Subba Reddy has filed a petition in the Karnataka High court to restrict TV channels from airing the controversial sex tapes that show ‘Godman’ Nithyananda indulging in sexual activities. He named actress Ranjitha in his petition. He also pointed at the chief secretary, police commissioner and the association of Broadcasting Company Private Limited as respondents.
Reddy argues that the sex tapes have not only tainted the image of all spiritual leaders but it is also likely to mislead children and teenagers. He said the tapes had embarrassed viewers enough so it should not be aired anymore.
The Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam in the meantime has sought advice to initiate legal action against Lenin, who apparently released the controversial sex tapes of Nithyananda. The ashram has also postponed the Mahakumbabhishekam scheduled for 21st March to a later date due to the scandal, as said by Sri Nithya Pranananda, a senior executive of the ashram.