Court grants stay on complaint against Nityananda''s ex-driver

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Bangalore, Jan 12 (PTI) A court today stayedproceedings in a case filed by a devotee of self-styled godmanNityananda against his former driver K Lenin, accusing him ofoffences including trespass and distribution of obsceneinformation.

Lenin, who had shot the controversial videopurportedly showing Nityananda in an intimate position with aTamil actress, had earlier this week moved the court inRamanagaram, 40 km from here, seeking quashing of the privatecomplaint.

Nityananda''s US-based devotee Anjula Jackson, wife ofHari Jackson of St Petersburg in Florida, had filed thecomplaint against Lenin on August 28.

In her complaint, Anjula had alleged Lenin committedvarious offences under provisions of the IPC when making thevideo purportedly involving Tamil actress Renjita andNityananda, who is facing charges including rape.

Lenin, she said, had violated the IndecentRepresentation of Women Act and the Information Technology Actand had also tresspassed into private property when shootingthe video.

She also accused him of distributing obsceneinformation, making inciteful statements, furnishing falseinformation among others.

Anjula''s complaint against Lenin followed the recentfiling of two separate complaints against him by two otherwomen devotees, including Renjitha.

Renjita and Ma Nithya Supriyananda had filedcomplaints of attempted rape, threat to life, extortion andother charges against Lenin. Renjita also alleged that Lenin''saccomplice had demanded Rs 20 crore for not releasing somephotographs involving her and Nityananda.

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