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I have not done anything against law: Nityananda

Source: PTI
March 07, 2010 20:42 IST
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Self-styled godman Nityananda Swami, who is at the centre of a controversy after his alleged sleazy acts was telecast on TV channels, today claimed that he had not done anything illegal and against law.

"Neither the ashram nor I did anything that is against the law. We will find out the truth and will come back to you very soon. Till then please be patient," he said in a video clip.

The compact disc of him speaking before a camera at an undisclosed location was sent through his lawyer and circulated to select media.

Nityananda said he was in the process of collecting details with regard to the charges and allegations leveled against him. The contents of his speech were telecast by a private Tamil satellite channel.

His statement comes a day after his former disciple Nithya Dharmananda alias K Lenin said he had shot the video purportedly showing Nityananda in a compromising position with an actress which was later telecast on TV channels.

Based on his complaint, police registered cases against Nityananda under various sections of the Indian Penal Code including cheating, criminal intimidation and rape.

Police Commissioner T Rajendran had said all cases would be transferred to Bangalore since the incident had taken place at his ashram at Bidadi. Special teams had been formed to trace Nityananda.

The video aired on Tamil TV channels recently had caused a furore, with some Hindu groups and others protesting against Nityananda even as Karnataka government promised "very strict" action against him. The Ashram, however, has maintained that the video footage was morphed.
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