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Additional chargesheet against Nityananda filed

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 20:25

Ramanagara: The Criminal Investigation Department on Wednesday filed an additional chargesheet in a local court against self-styled godman Nithyananda in connection with a case involving a youth, a top CID official said.
"We have filed an additional chargesheet against Nithyananda in connection with a case pertaining to his having unnatural sex with a youth", DGP CID Roopak Kumar Dutta said.

Additional chargesheet has also been filed against one Jamuna Rani, a trustee of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetham run by the controversial self-styled godman, he said, adding, the additional chargesheets against the two have been filed under IPC sections including 376 (punishment for rape) and 377 (unnatural offences).

The first chargesheet in this case was filed by the CID last year.

Nithayananda, who has his ashram near Bangalore, was arrested in Himachal Pradesh early in 2010 on criminal charges, including rape after a controversial video
purportedly showing him in a compromising position with an actress, was telecast by TV channels. He was later released on bail.


First Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 20:25
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