Nithyananda case: No bail for blackmailer

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  Express News Service , The New Indian Express
Posted on Sep 11, 2011 at 08:33am IST

CHENNAI: Prasankumar, who feared arrest for allegedly black-mailing controversial godman Nithyananda, has been refused bail by the Madras High Court on September 7.

According to the deputy superintendent of police of the crime branch CID, Chennai, Prasankumar and eight other persons demanded an amount of `60 crore and extracted about `42 lakh for not publishing an alleged fabricated and morphed videograph of the controversial godman, Nityananda, who was found to be in close proximity and in a compromising position with a female with resemblance of film actor Ranjitha.

“Having regard to the grave nature of the offence and huge amount involved in this case, this court is of the view that it is not the right time to grant anticipatory bail,” Justice T Mathivanan noted.

The judge subsequently dismissed the anticipatory bail application in the case.

Nithyananda case: No bail for blackmailer