Nithyananda surrenders, sent to police custody
Facing arrest in a fresh criminal case, controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda on Wednesday surrendered before a court at Ramanagar, about 40 km from Bangalore, and was remanded in one-day police custody.
Nithyananda, whose whereabouts remained unknown since the latest case of assault and threat to life was registered on June 8, turned up at the judicial magistrate court surprising police who were on the lookout for him.
Magistrate Komala ordered the police custody after which Nithyananda was whisked away in a police vehicle but not before he was heckled by a crowd of people who had gathered at the court premises.
Coming under intense pressure from various quarters for action against Nithyananda’s ‘objectionable activities’ at his ashram, Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda had on Monday said he would be arrested in two days.