Controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda Swami, who was abrogation for over a ages in the deathwatch of an declared sex scandal, was on Wednesday arrested in Solan in Himachal Pradesh.
Nithyananda and four of his assembly were arrested from a abode in Mamlig apple beneath Akri badge base breadth in Solan District in a collective operation by policemen from Bangalore and Himachal Pradesh, Deputy Commissioner, Solan, Amar Singh Rathore said.
He said Nithyananda, who is believed to accept been active in the Solan apple for the aftermost one month, and his assembly accept been taken to Arki badge station.
Bangalore Criminal Analysis Department, investigating cases filed adjoin Nithyananda, said it had afresh bedeviled some abstracts and accessories during a arrest on his ashram at Bidadi, about 35 km from Solan.
During the arrest by a 15-member CID team, some abstracts pertaining to the ashram, computers and its accouterments had been taken abroad by police, which had additionally questioned several ashramites, including Nithyananda's brother Nityeshwara.
Police were on the attending out for Nithyananda who had allegedly advantaged in base activities and a declared video footage, aired by bounded TV channels, had showed him in a compromising position with a Tamil actress.
Tamil Nadu badge had registered cases adjoin Nithyananda for assorted offences beneath IPC including rape. The cases are beneath analysis by Karnataka police, to whom they were transferred to.
Nithyananda had appear that he had abdicate as the arch of his ashram in Karnataka and associated trusts to advance a activity of 'spiritual seclusion'.