Ramanagaram: Godman Nithyananda, who was on the run for the last six days, presented himself in Ramanagaram and sought bail before a magistrate on Wednesday. But the judicial officer rejected the petition and sent him to one-day police custody.
The police, who were searching for the godman in a case related to sexual harassment at his Bidadi ashram, were clueless about his whereabouts. He arrived at the District Sessions Court at 2.40 pm in a Skoda car with Kerala registration (KL 11 AA 9669), accompanied by a dozen disciples. “He had not come to surrender. He came with a bail petition. But the magistrate issued a one-day police custody and his case will be heard on Thursday,” said SP Anupam Agarwal.