Investigations by the State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have revealed that he satiated his carnal desires even in holy places like Varanasi and Kashi.
Nithyananda’s rationale for such acts - which form a greater part of the 450-page charge sheet, including annexures in the form of statements by witnesses and those with whom he allegedly had sex - was that if devotees have sex with him in holy places, they will be purged of sins.
According to CID sources, the godman claimed before his target devotees: “If you do it (have sex) in holy places, it will wash away your sins. I am Anandeshwara (Lord Shiva) and you are Anandeshwari. God has sent me to purify you through this.”
The CID officials say Nithyananda was also using his vast network of followers the world over to intimidate witnesses in the case. More shocking misdeeds of Nithyananda have also surfaced. A senior CID officials said: “He would slap his women followers if they didn’t agree to sleep with him.”
During a trip to the Himalayas some three years ago, Nithyananda allegedly tried to sodomise a young man from Delhi, leaving him terribly traumatised.
The meditation hall at the Bidadi ashram, a signboard reads: ‘Leave your mind and footwear outside’. This was strictly forced upon the bhaktas. “He told devotees that they should come out of their social conditioning and not question his credibility.
He would say he frequently entered samadhi and that he needed sex to get back to the normal state. Every time he used a condom,” a victim said.
Nithyananda even visited a strip club in Las Vegas some three years ago. “He changed his saffron wear and entered the club with jeans, T-shirt and a cap,” the investigation revealed.