Bangalore: The video footage showing
arrested self-styled godman Nityananda Swami in a compromising
position with a Tamil actress is "genuine", a top CID official
said on Thursday.
"The video footage is genuine. It is untampered and
there is no indication of alteration in the video. As far as
image comparison is concerned, that is still to be done,"
CID`s Deputy IGP Charan Reddy told agency.
Asked about efforts to trace the actress, Reddy said,
"She is not an accused in this case. She will definitely come.
When she comes, we will examine her."
The CD was sent to Central Forensic Science Laboratory
Hyderabad for analysis where it was found to be authentic, he
The case was entrusted to CID for investigation after
the scandal broke out in March when some TV channels aired
the purported video footage.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka High Court reserved for
tomorrow its order on a bail plea by Nityananda, arrested on
criminal charges, including rape, from Solan in Himachal
Pradesh on April 21.
Public Prosecutor Satish R Girji told the court that
the investigation was complete and since there was no material
on record, they did not require Nityananda`s further custody.
Justice Subhash B Adi then reserved orders for
The Madras High Court had stayed all criminal
proceedings against Nityananda pending before a court at
Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu where a private complaint has been
filed against the self-styled godman.