Swami Nithyananda, who was caught on tape in a compromising position with a Chennai-based actor, on Wednesday submitted to the Karnataka High Court that most of the offences registered against him were not maintainable.

The Tamil Nadu police first and the Bidadi police of Karnataka later had booked cases against Nithyananda following a complaint by his erstwhile car driver Lenin. The Tamil Nadu police transferred the case to Karnataka, saying the alleged offences had taken place at the ashram in Bidadi near Bangalore.

The former State Public Prosecutor H.S. Chandramouli, appearing for Nithyananda, submitted that cases filed under Section No. 376 and 377 of the IPC were not maintainable. He also denied the allegations levelled against his client.

Justice Arali Nagaraj adjourned further hearing of the case to April 15, 2010.

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