Bangalore, May 5: The Karnataka Criminal Investigative Department (CID), which feared that sex scandal tainted-Swami Nithyananda may have be let off due to lack of substantial evidence, is now busy convincing one of godman's victims to give a statement.
On Tuesday, May 4, CID informed the media that one of the victims of the self-styled religious guru had gotten 'in touch' with them.
"One victim is in touch with us", DIG CID Charan Reddy told reporters.
He, however, did not reveal any detail on the victim. The officer urged the media to be sensitive towards the issue as the victim did not want media exposure.
Now, the CID is busy trying to persuade the victim to give a statement and bolster the case against Nithyananda.
This is the one and the only victim, who has come forward so far to record a formal statement and to be questioned by the Investigating Officer in the case, the DIG added.
Recently, the CID had also expressed distress that Nithyananda may have the final laugh as the videographic evidence submitted against him were not enough to substantiate the charges such as rape, unnatural sex slapped against him.
If the CID has to succeed in getting Nithyananda the legal punishment he deserves, the sleuths need statements of the victims. With the latest development of a victim coming forward, Nithyanada may be facing dire consequences.
As to the non-disclosure agreements, which Nithyananda made his disciples sign, Reddy said, "There can be no enforced contract on illegal activities. But we will consult experts on the contract".
The godman had promised to teach the followers 'ancient tantric secrets' if they signed the pact allowing nudity and sexual intimacy.
Nithyananda had recently claimed that he was sexually incompetent and had demanded a potency test to be done on him. To a question on this, the DIG said that the decision on putting Nithyananda through a potency test will be taken after victims give their statements.