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The News Minute | January 29, 2015 | 2.25 pm IST When they joined the ashram, little did they realize that several years later, they would be fighting against the very people they once worked with very closely. K Lenin has had at least 16 cases filed against him in four years. Arathi Rao has had at least 14 cases filed against her. Some others too have a few cases against them. Lenin and Arathi claim that the cases were falsely filed against both of them for “exposing” Parampoojya Paramahamsa Nityananda Swami. Nityananda Swami was just another popular godman who dotted the landscape of the religious faiths in the Indian sub-continent. Until 2010 when a recording involving Nityananda and actress Ranjitha broke out, causing an acrimonious public scandal. Lenin had lodged a complaint with the police accusing Nityananda of sexual abuse and rape. The CID filed a chargesheet against Nityananda alias Rajasekaran in November 2010, framing charges of rape and supplementary chargesheets as well. The CID has also chargesheeted five of his disciples Nithya Bhaktananda alias Gopala Seelam Reddy, Nithya Sachidananda alias Shiva Vallabhaneni, Nithya Sadananda alias Dhana Shekaran and Maa Sachidananda alias Ragini accusing them of conspiring with Nityananda. The godman has since been embroiled in one controversy after another and his followers have allegedly filed cases against Lenin and Arathi Rao in various courts and police stations across the country and even in the United States.  These include police stations and courts in Bidadi, Ramnagar district in Karnataka, Chennai, Varanasi, Hyderabad, and Seattle and California in the United States. At least 6 of the cases against Lenin and two of those against Arati have now either been closed after investigation or been dismissed by the courts. Arathi has been convicted in one case in the United States. The cases include  indecent representation of women, trespassing, circulation of obscene material, outraging the modesty of women in Bidadi three cases of indecent representation of women, trespassing, circulation of obscene material, outraging the modesty of women in Ramnagar court against Lenin. Now closed blackmail case against Lenin and Arathi in Ramnagar court, pending in Karnataka High Court rape allegation against Lenin by Channapatna police, now closed indecent representation of women, cheating, intimidation, sections of the IT Act, against both Lenin and Arati, pending in the Allahabad High Court trade secret misappropriation filed in California court against Arati. Ex-parte decree against Arati (conviction by default). Tweet
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