Bangalore, May 7: After being told that the sex scandal-tainted swami may tamper with the evidence and keep away the victim from the investigative agency if he was freed from custody, Ramanagara sessions court denied bail to Nithyananda.
Public prosecutor Srirama Reddy told the court that the victims of Nithyananda were scared of coming forward and giving their statement to the Karnataka Criminal Investigative Department (CID) as the godman's 'affluent' disciples were restraining them, reported DNA.
He also argued that Nithyananda was likely to tamper with evidence, if he were to be let out on bail leading to Sessions judge Hunugund denying the swamiji bail.
The arguments on the bail petition filed by Nithyananda ended on Monday, May 3 and the ruling was given on Thursday, May 6.
When CID filed objections for granting bail to Nityananda, the investigative agency informed the court about the non-disclosure agreements and argued that it may hold back some of the witness to come forward.
It is crucial for the victims and witnesses of Nithyananda's sexcapades and crimes to come forward as the CID will be unable to succeed in getting the court to slap a harsh punishment on the godman only with the help of the videographic evidence.