Nityananda's judicial custody extended till May 26

Police informed Sessions Court judge Vijayalakshmi that they were not in a position to produce Nityananda today as its personnel have been drafted for security for the gram panchayat polls.

The judge accepted the plea for extension of judicial custody.Meanwhile, Nityananda has hired the services of a Mumbai based law firm to replace Chandramouli, who withdrew from his cases. Vedavyas and Vivekananda Gupta of Nitin Prasad Associates, Mumbai would appear for Nityananda.

Nityananda landed in a controversy in March after local TV channels aired purported video footage showing him in a compromising position with a Tamil actress. He was arrested from Solan in Himachal Pradesh on April 21.

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