Bangalore, Mar 23: The scandal-tainted spiritual guru, Swami Nithyananda has filed a writ petition in the Karnataka High Court seeking quashing of cases filed against him by the Ramanagar police contending that he is innocent and the sex scandal is a tailored controversy to defame him and his ashram.
The Ramanagar police has filed cases against him under several charges including rape and outraging religious sentiments after he invoked the wrath of his followers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for indulging in sexual activity.
The scandal came to light when a sex tape showing Nithyananda in compromising position with Tamil actress Ranjitha emerged in the media on Mar 2.
In his writ petition, the Swami claims that his driver Kurup Lenin was behind the whole controversy as he conspired against him and his ashram to sully their public image.
Sources in the high court told a news agency that writ is yet to come up for the High Court registry.
In the latest development, there are reports of emergence of a sex tape showing the godman with another Tamil actress Yuvarani.
The Karnataka police, who received information on the case from Tamil Nadu police earlier this week, is hunting for the absconding godman.