The Swamiji was reportedly arrested from Solan on Wednesday, Apr 21, in a joint operation between Karnataka and Himachal Pradesh police.
The godman has been currently taken to Shimla for a transit remand and he is expected to be brought to Bangalore within a day or two.
Nithyananda landed in a sex scandal in Mar 2010 after a sleazy video showing him in a compromising position with a Tamil actress, Ranjitha, emerged.
The alleged crimes of the Swamiji were exposed by his disciple and driver Lenin Karuppan. Besides, complaints of sexual abuse, allegations of human rights violations, cheating and corruption were slapped against the Swamiji, who has an ashram in Karnataka's Bidadi.
Following this, Bidadi police filed an FIR against Nithyananda under various sections of CrPC including 295 (a), 420, 376, 377, 506 (b) and 120 (b), which include charges of cheating, rape, unnatural sex and outraging religious sentiments.