Swami Nithyananda, the famous godman of Tamil Nadu, is waiting for his release. On
Nithyananda applied for bail in a case registered against him by his former disciple Lenin Karuppan. It was Lenin Karuppan who video recorded Nithyananda’s sex session and exposed it to the media and the authorities.
Public prosecutor, Srirama Reddy, told the court that Nithyananda’s victims were afraid to come forward and giving their statement because the rich and influential followers of the godman were restraining them.
Nithyananda also applied for an anticipatory bail in a cheating case filed by Vishhwanath.
Criminal Investigation Department (CID) froze the accounts of the four trusts operated by Nithyananda. It sent letters to ICICI, Corporation Bank and Canara Bank, asking them to freeze the accounts of Dhyanapeeta Charitable Trust, Nithyananda Foundation, Nithyananda Dhyanapeeta, and Nithyanandeshwara Devasthana. The followers of Nithyananda filed four writ petitions challenging the freezing of all the bank accounts by CID.