CHENNAI: A group of advocates submitted a petition in the Police Commissioner's office here on Wednesday seeking action against godman Swami Nithyananda. He was shown in a compromising position with an actress in video footage aired by a Tamil television channel on Tuesday.

In their petition, the advocates alleged that the godman had amassed wealth by cheating people. They demanded that a criminal case be registered against him for his act that brought disrepute to Tamil culture.

Protests were organised by some organisations, including the Hindu Makkal Katchi, at a few places in Tamil Nadu condemning the godman, police sources said.