Godman’s theatre of the absurd
By Express News Service - BANGALORE
Published: 17th Jun 2012 10:42:03 AM
High drama prevailed on the court premises in Ramanagaram after Nithyananda was granted anticipatory bails. The police had to resort to a lathi-charge after a mob attacked the van carrying Nithyananda.
Earlier, when search operations began at the Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam, the place saw its share of drama too. Locals exchanged an argument with scrap dealers who eagerly picked up pieces of torn posters and hoardings of the swamy. Further, a private security agency associated with the ashram claimed that 20 security personnel hadn’t received their salary for the last three months. They threatened to withdraw the contract and remove their personnel. The investigating team found private lockers holding jewellery and property documents. Many worried parents of children who had abandoned their families to become disciples of Nithyananda were seen searching for their children. In the private quarters of the godman, treadmill and dumb bells were found.