Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Nithyananda's devotees demand lodging of FIR against Lenin
Bangalore: Devotees and supporters of self-styled godman Nityananda on Tuesday staged a protest outside the office of a top police official, demanding that an FIR be filed against a former disciple who shot the alleged footage, showing him in a compromising position with an actress.
A press release from Nityananda's ashram at Bidadi near here said police had not taken any action against Lenin, despite being approached twice by devotees in August.
They had also submitted individual complaints against Lenin stating that he was continuing to 'abuse' Nityananda, his organization and ashramites in public and private, it said.
Earlier this year, Lenin had gone on local and national TV to level certain allegations against Nityananda, following which the devotees approached the Ramanagar SP for action.
The SP was 'unavailable' to meet them on Tuesday and an FIR could not be lodged, it said,adding that Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sri Bisanahalli had directed them to return to Bidadi police station on Wednesday.
Nityananda was embroiled in a controversy after a purported video footage showing him in a compromising position with a Tamil actress was aired on some local TV channels in March.Cases of rape and other offences were registered against him in Tamil Nadu and transferred to Karnataka
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