A court today stayed proceedings in a case filed by a devotee of self-styled godman Nithyananda against his former driver K Lenin, accusing him of offences including trespass and distribution of obscene information.
Lenin, who had shot the controversial video purportedly showing Nithyananda in an intimate position with a Tamil actress, had earlier this week moved the court in Ramanagaram, 40 km from Bangalore, seeking quashing of the private complaint.
Nithyananda's US-based devotee Anjula Jackson, wife of Hari Jackson of St Petersburg in Florida, had filed the complaint against Lenin on August 28.
In her complaint, Anjula had alleged Lenin committed various offences under provisions of the IPC when making the video purportedly involving Tamil actress Renjitha and Nithyananda, who is facing charges including rape.
Lenin, she said, had violated the Indecent Representation of Women Act and the Information Technology Act and had also tresspassed into private property when shooting the video.
She also accused him of distributing obscene information, making inciteful statements, furnishing false information among others.
Anjula's complaint against Lenin followed the recent filing of two separate complaints against him by two other women devotees, including Renjitha.
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