Karnataka HC permits Nityananda to file fresh petition
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Last Updated: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 19:22
Bangalore: The Karnataka High Court on Wednesday allowed self-styled godman Nityananda, facing charges of rape and unnatural sex, to withdraw a petition seeking quashing of all criminal proceedings against him and to file a fresh plea.

Justice C R Kumaraswamy also permitted Nityananda to mention in his fresh petition all the grounds contained in his earlier plea and to include additional grounds available to him.

The direction came after Nityananda submitted a memo, seeking withdrawal of his petition and permission to file a fresh one "in the interest of justice".

The self-styled godman was arrested from Himachal Pradesh in April where he had fled to following a public outrage after visuals showing him in a compromising position with an actress was telecast in TV channels.

Nityananda and four of his associates have been accused of rape and unnatural sex in a charge sheet filed by CID on November 27.


First Published: Wednesday, December 15, 2010, 19:22

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