Nithyananda may go scot free, fear K'taka CID

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Bangalore, May 4: Tainted godman Swami Nithyananda may go scot free as the evidence against him may not be enough to convict and sentence him.

Karnataka Criminal Investigative Department (CID), which has exhaustively pursued the case against the godman, now fears that Nithyananda will technically go free on legal grounds, reported Express Buzz.

Sources have revealed that the visual evidence and the CDs showing Nithyananda's sexcapades do not conclusively prove the charges against him.

After the sex tape showing Nithyananda in a compromising position with a Tamil actress emerged in Mar 2010, charges such as rape, unnatural sex and cheating were slapped against him.

However, the visual evidence submitted against the Swami shows a certain 'romantic mood' between the duo. This, therefore, doesn't support the serious charges of sexual assault filed against the godman.

The only way Nithyananda could be punished is if the victims came forward and spoke in the court. The CID has been trying to catch hold of his 'partner in crime' for this reason.

Quoting an investigative officer, the media report stated charges of rape and unnatural sex are the cognisable offences, which could implicate the Swami only if the victims lodge complaints against him.

For the noncognisable offences, Nithyananda could get bail from the court, the investigating officer added.

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