The followers and prominent leaders of the Lingayat community held an important meeting in Chitradurga to discuss the future of the historical, cash-rich mutt on Thursday.
The mutt, one of the richest among the Lingayat mutts, has 3,000 branches all across the country and runs more than 150 premier education institutions.
According to sources, though Nageshwar Rao has ‘confessed’ to all the charges levelled against him, including rape, he believes that he is innocent and is being framed by some powerful people.
Venkatesh Naik was accused of raping the woman and a case is pending against him at Saroornagar police station. Venkatesh Naik, who was arrested, is now out on bail.
As his identity proof, the accused, Dharmalingam (32), had submitted a copy of a passport that he obtained in 2009 by using the school transfer certificate of his brother, Madhavan (36).
Despite forming four special teams, Nirmal police are yet to arrest Shajid Khan after he was accused of raping a minor.
Petitioner GS Mani sought directions for the registration of an FIR and then an investigation by the CBI, SIT, CID or a team of police officials from another state into the 'encounter'.
From the high pedestal of a preacher having thousands of followers, self-styled godman Asaram's fall from grace came after he was embroiled in the rape case of a minor girl.
The association's president Dinesh Pandey, while addressing media, stated that the victim's family would be offered free legal service to get the accused hanged in one month.
This development came a day after three persons were detained in connection with the case.
Earlier, the Supreme Court had refused to stay the arrest of absconding Prajapati and asked him to approach the concerned court.