Nithyananda accused of mixing drugs in 'holy water' in TN

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Chennai, Jun 23: The self-styled godman Nithyananda encountered with another legal trouble. He has been accused of mixing drugs in "holy" water in the oldest religious centre in South India - Madurai Adheenam in Tamil Nadu.

According to sources, M Solaikannan of the Hindu Makkal Katchi earlier had approached the police to test the quality of the 'holy' water given by Nithyananda to his devotees. But police reportedly had refused to take any action which compelled Mr Solaikannan to file the petition against the 'godman' and two other people.

The Madras High Court on Friday, Jun 22 held the first hearing of the case where the government advocate claimed that the cops later registered a case under relevant sections against Nithyananda and his two other disciples.

Nithyananda, who recently has shifted his base from Bangalore, Karnataka to Madurai, always remain surrounded by controversy.

He was arrested for the first time in 2010 over a video where he allegedly was seen in a compromising position with a popular South Indian actress. Later, he was released on bail. But the 'godman' again was sent to prison in 2012.

This time he was accused of assaulting a media person and also accused in several other charges such as rape, sexual harassment and land encroachment. Karnataka Chief Minister DV Sadananda Gowda ordered his arrest after a foreign national alleged that she was sexually abused at the hands of Nithyananda.

However, soon after the arrest order, Nithyananda went missing for 48 hours and later was arrested near Bangalore following his stunning decision of surrendering himself before a court.

His ashram at Bidadi (near Bangalore), which was sealed following all these controversies, was unsealed later. Now with the new allegations of mixing drugs in 'holy' water will create another sensational controversy about Nithyananda.

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