Self-styled godman Nityananda Swami, facing allegations of involvement in sleazy activities, has filed a writ petition before the Karnataka High Court seeking quashing of cases filed against him by the Ramanagar district police.

Nityananda, who is at large ever since the video clippings of his alleged sleaze activities involving an actor were telecast by private channels on March 2, contended in his petition on Monday that he was innocent.

32-year-old Nityananda, alias Rajasekharan, charged that one of his former discipline and driver Kurup Lenin had conspired to defame him and his Ashram by levelling such allegations.

The whereabouts of Nityananda are a mystery. However, the followers of Nityananda at his Ashram at Bidadi on the city’s outskirts claim that he is in Haridwar attending the Kumbh Mela.

The writ is yet to come up for the High Court registry, according to sources in the High Court.

Tamil Nadu police, who had registered cases under various sections, including rape, against Nityananda, transferred them to the police in Ramanagar, as the Ashram falls under it.

Ramanagar police had re-registered the cases against Nityananda.