Two weeks have passed since Nithyananda, the notorious Godman of Tamil Nadu, got out on bail. Now, he is demanding to relax his bail conditions.
The legal counsel of Nithyananda appealed to the court on the ground that the bail conditions are causing “hardship and inconveniences” to his devotees.
The Karnataka High Court granted bail to the Swami on conditions that he would not preach but teach yoga. In addition, he would have to report to his local police station after every 15 days.
However, Nithyananda is saying that the conditions are causing hindrance to the daily activities of his ashram. He also asked the court to make necessary arrangements for police come to his ashram instead of appearing at the police station.
Regarding the video footage, Nithyananda said, "Spiritually nothing changes, because the truth is always the same. But socially I can say many things have changed. I used to be the one of the most watched guru on youtube - now I am one of the most watched scandal on youtube!"
In his defense the godman also said that so far more than 2.3 million female attended his programmes and there are female devotees staying in his ashram aged between eight and 80 more than 300 female devotees visit his ashram every day for darshan and blessing.
Despite being accused of sexual exploitation, CBI could not produce any strong evidence against him in front of the court. Hence, they stopped the investigation.