Warrant against Nithyananda
A local court in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu on Monday issued a non-bailable warrant to arrest the controversial godman Nithyananda as the self-styled spiritual leader failed to respond to several summons issued by it.
Despite the court having issued summons to appear before it in recent weeks, Nithyananda has been on the run and his whereabouts are yet to be firmly known. In this backdrop, the judge directed issuance of a non-bailable warrant to arrest the godman and produce him in the court on May 20, the sources said.
A directive to this effect has been issued to the Ramnagar DSP in Karnataka as the cases against Nithyananda under various IPC sections, including cheating and alleged rape, have all been transferred by TN Police to the Karnataka Police. The Sriperumbudur court said Nithyananda has to be produced before it on May 20.