Himachal Police arrest fugitive Swami Nithyananda at Arki
Shimla: The Himachal police with assistance from Karnataka police today afternoon arrested the infamous Swami Nithyananda from Arki in Kandaghat area of Solan district.
Daljit Manhas, Director General Police told that on a tip off from Bangalore police who were in the state for the last two days, the Himachal Police was on the lookout for Swami Nithyananda.
“He was arrested from Arki today and is being brought to Shimla. The Swami would be interrogated before a transit custody is obtained in order to hand him over to the Bangalore police for investigations in a case registered in Karnataka”, said Manhas.
Besides Nithyananda, at least two other people were arrested, police sources said. Those arrested included Nithya Bhaktananda and Gopal Seelam Reddy.
All the arrested persons are wanted in connection with cases registered in Karnataka, which include the Swami Nithyananda figuring in a sex tape.
All the arrested persons were to be produced before the local magistrate for securing a body warrant so that they could be taken to Bangalore for investigation purposes in the cases registered against them.
Sources revealed that the fugitive Swami and his men were tracked down by the Bangalore police and the Himachal Police was only taken into confidence to make the arrests.
A Bangalore team of CID sleuths had conducted a search at Nithyananda Swami’s ashram on 20.4.2010 and seized important documents and computers.
The Swami had shocked followers, last month after a tape showing him getting intimate with a popular Tamil actress was aired by Sun News channel in south India.