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HC adjourns Nityananda's bail application to June 8

Karnataka High Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing in the bail petition of self-styled godman Nityananda Swami, arrested on criminal charges including rape, to June 8.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Bangalore
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2010 08:25 PM IST

Karnataka High Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing in the bail petition of self-styled godman Nityananda Swami, arrested on criminal charges including rape, to June 8.

When the case came for hearing before Justice Subhash B Adi, the CID police sought more time to conduct investigation.

However, Nityananda's counsel contended that there were "no victims or witnesses" in the case and it was admitted by the investigating agency.

After hearing the arguments of both sides, Justice Subhash Adi adjourned the hearing to June 8.

Meanwhile, a writ petition filed by the counsel against freezing of bank accounts of four trusts, of which Nityananda is a trustee, was adjourned to June 4.

Also, the judicial custody of Nityananda, which ended today, has been extended till June 9.

Nityananda landed in a controversy in March after local TV channels aired purported video footage showing him in a compromising position with a Tamil actress. He was arrested from Solan in Himachal Pradesh on April 21.

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