Bangalore: Tainted godman Nithyananda on Thursday appeared before the Chief Judicial Magistrate court in Ramanagaram in connection with the alleged sex scandal cases against him. The charges were levelled against him by his former driver Lenin Karuppan. His disciples Nithya Sachchidananda and others also appeared before the court. Judge Pushpavathi heard the case. Later, around 20 disciples of the godman attacked mediapersons present within the court premises in an attempt to shield Nithyananada from them. They reportedly manhandled the media representatives. The people who had gathered at the court then thrashed the disciples, who escaped.
Sridhar, an activist, told The Hindu that Nithyananda had allegedly brought with him anti-social elements from Tamil Nadu to the court, disguised in saffron robes. He said this was not the first time that the tainted swami's disciples had behaved this way.
Recently in Bangalore, disciples barged into Press Club and attacked Lenin Karuppan, who was briefing mediapersons.
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