Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Thursday
set aside a lower court order issuing summons to Lenin
Karuppan, a former disciple of self-styled godman Nityananda
on a complaint against him by a woman disciple.
Single Judge Justice K N Keshavanarayana set aside the
Judicial Magistrate Ramanagara Court`s October 30, 2010 order
of issuing summons against Lenin, who blew the lid off the
alleged sleaze activities involving Nityananda and a Tamil
The court also directed the Judicial Magistrate to
reconsider the order and pass an order in accordance with law.
Lenin had shot the controversial video purportedly
showing Nityananda in a compromising position with a Tamil
Nityananda`s US-based devotee Anjula Jackson had filed
the complaint against Lenin on August 28 2010, alleging he had
committed various offences under provisions of IPC when making
the video. Lenin, she said, had violated Indecent
Representation of Women Act and Information Technology Act and
had also tresspassed into private property when shooting the
Nityananda landed in controversy in March 2010 after a
local television channel aired a purported video footage
showing him in a compromising position with the actress.
He was subsequently arrested in Solan district in
Himachal Pradesh on April 21 and granted conditional bail on