Nithyananda, Halappa bail plea hearing adjourned

Nithyananda, Halappa bail plea hearing adjourned

In the course of investigation into the sex scandal involving Nithyananda and Tamil actor Ranjitha, the CID has discovered 12 bank accounts, one of which had a deposit of over $ 7million (Rs 32 crore).

These accounts as well as financial dealingS of the trusts are being probed by the Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax department.

According to State Police, the Tamil Nadu police, while registering the case, had asked the banks to freeze these accounts to avoid misuse of money.

Nithyananda, in his petition, has said that the accounts be defreezed as the money is required to run the ashram.

The godman now in judicial custody has also moved the High Court seeking bail after the lower court rejected his bail application. Justice H S Kempanna adjourned hearing.

Halappa’s petition

The hearing on the bail petition of former minister Halappa, facing rape charges has been adjourned to May 20.

Halappa had moved the bail petition following his arrest in connection with the allegations of rape against him by Chandravathi, wife of his friend Venkatesh Murthy.