Nithyananda’s ex aide granted bail

The Madras High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Lenin Karuppan, a former aide of controversial self-styed godman Nithyananda, arrested in March alongwith some others in connection with a criminal case filed against them.

Last Updated: Jun 05, 2012, 23:09 PM IST

Chennai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday granted bail to Lenin Karuppan, a former aide of controversial self-styed godman Nithyananda, arrested in March alongwith some others in connection with a criminal case filed against them.

Granting the bail, Justice M M Sundresh directed Lenin to furnish a personal bond for Rs 10,000 with two sureities for like sums to the satisfaction of the Eleventh Metropolitan Magistrate and appear before the Crime Branch-CID of the Tamil Nadu police daily, until further orders.

A close aide of Nithyananda had filed a criminal complaint against Lenin, who blew the lid off the alleged sleaze activities involving a film actor and the godman in March 2010, accusing him of criminal intimidation and demanding Rs 60 lakh and blackmailing.

He had been charged under various IPC sections for wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, robbery and voluntarily causing hurt among other things.

PTI