Ramanagara: Controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda of Bidadi Jnana Peetha appeared before the JMFC court in Ramanagar on November 21 in connection with the rape case in which he is the main accused.
Five of his associates too were present for the questioning.
The CID made a chargesheet against Nithyananda for rape, unnatural sex, cheating, criminal intimidation and conspiracy. The 430-page-long chargesheet is before the CJM, Ramanagara. Nithyananda is facing criminal charges based on complaints made by former disciples in 2011. He was arrested and later released on bail.