The Madras high court on Monday directed the police to arrest Swami Nithyananda and produce him before it on Wednesday.
The HC also warned one of his disciples that the self-style godman’s ashram would get vanished.
Justice R Mahadevan made the observation while hearing a plea moved by M Jagathalapradhapan of Madurai seeking a direction to the government to take suitable and appropriate action against Nithyananda and protect the Madurai mutt. He also wanted the court to permanently prevent Nithyananda from interfering in the affairs of the mutt.
The judge made the angry observation after finding that Nityananda had failed to rectify “misleading statements” in affidavits submitted to court, despite multiple warnings.
“He is not above all, only law prevails over anything in this court. Get the warrant from the court registry and arrest him,” the judge said to the police personnel present in the court.
The judge warned Nithyananda to file a fresh petition with the truth in two days or face arrest for attempting to misdirect the court. He further warned him that he will shut down all his ashrams.