Bengaluru: On February 5, the Karnataka high court cancelled the bail granted to self-styled godman Nithyananda in the rape case. Justice John Michael Cunha also directed the trial court to take Nithyananda into custody.

The judge pronounced the verdict after hearing the petition filed by K Lenin, seeking cancellation of bail. Lenin had moved the court on the grounds that accused Nithyananda violated the conditions imposed by the court while granting him bail.

The complainant further contended that Nithyananda fled the country using an expired passport.

Nithyananda forming own state in Ecuador:

Days after missing self-styled godman Nithyananda announced his own nation in Ecuador, ambassador Jaime Marchan Romero said no individual would ever be allowed to annex off the land from a sovereign state. Nithyananda has reportedly declared his nation as a Hindu sovereign nation and is situated near Trinidad and Tobago. Reports further stated that Nithyananda had also appointed a Cabinet headed by a Prime Minister in his island.

Why Nithyananda fled India:

Nithyananda fled India recently after a rape case was registered against him in Karnataka. In Gujarat, the police were working to gather concrete evidence against him after taking two of his disciples on remand in a recent kidnapping case.