The CID which is probing various charges against controversial godman Swami Nithyananda including that of rape has now written a letter to CBI seeking the issuance of a 'Red Corner' notice.

Officials say, last week they sent a letter to Delhi and are expecting a reply from the CBI which is a nodal agency to issue such notices.

Nithyananda escaped arrest after his bail was cancelled following the challenge from the complainant, Lenin Karuppan, who was the driver at Nithyananda's Bidadi Ashram.

Nithyananda and two of his disciples were recently booked on charges of kidnapping and keeping children in wrongful confinement at an ashram in Ahmedabad. The two disciples have been arrested. The controversial godman had fled the country last year and Interpol has issued a Blue Corner Notice to locate him and he remains untraceable.