Nithyananda case lost in transit?

CHENNAI/BANGALORE: Though it has been over a week since TV channels beamed the sleaze tape allegedly involving Swami Nithyananda and a Tamil actress, mystery still surrounds the case.

While the Tamil Nadu police say the case has been transferred to the Karnataka police, the police top brass in Bangalore deny having received it.

With the case lying sandwiched between two the states, the seer continues to give interviews on CDs.

Lenin, a devotee, had lodged a compliant with the Chennai police on March 6, claiming he used a spycam to videograph the alleged affair of the godman with Tamil actress Ranjitha at Bidadi ashram near Bangalore. He also claimed that Nithayananda had threatened to kill him when he learnt about the tape.

Since all the events took place at the Nithyananda Gnanapeetham in Bangalore, Chennai city police commissioner T Rajendran said on Monday that the case would be transferred to Karnataka police. That was four days ago. The Bangalore police claim the case has not been transferred to them yet.

Letika Saran, Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu, told Express: “The case has been transferred to Karnataka police and I have spoken to the DGP of Karnataka about it. We have also assured assistance to the Karnataka police during the course of investigation.” However, Karnataka DG-IGP Ajai Kumar Singh said, “No, the case has not been transferred yet.” Inspector General of Police, central range, who is in charge of the Ramanagaram district said, “We have not received any information about the case being transferred to Bangalore, by the Tamil Nadu police.”

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