Ahmedabad sources stated that the gujarat police is in touch with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and other agencies to know the whereabouts of self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda, against whom a case was registered for allegedly kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children to make them collect donations from the followers to run his ashram in Ahmedabad. Meanwhile the gujarat police on thursday had said that Nithyananda has fled the country, and the police are working to gather concrete evidence against him.
Furthermore ahmedabad Rural Superintendent of police (SP) RV Asari told, "We have registered a case against Nithyananda and others and arrested two of his disciples Sadhvi pran Priyananda and Priyatatva Riddhi kiran on charges of allegedly kidnapping at least four children, keeping them in illegal confinement in a flat and using them as child laborers to promote activities of the ashram to collect donations." Furthermore when asked about the whereabouts of Nithyananda, Asari said, "We are in touch with various other agencies to know the whereabouts of the godman."
When pressed further, the ahmedabad Rural SP said, "We are also in touch with MEA as we have to follow the proper channels." Moreover Nithyananda was booked on similar charges after police recorded statements of the four children who were rescued from a flat. Accordingly
Sadhvi pran Priyananda and Priyatatva Riddhi kiran were responsible for managing the ashram. Perhaps another senior police officer related to the probe said that the two disciples of Nithyananda were arrested after two children in the age group of 9 and 10 years, enrolled at the ashram.