Fugitive godman Nithyananda’s passport cancelled, search on

New Delhi: The government Friday cancelled the passport of controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda and rejected his application for a fresh one as well. He fled the country after being accused in a rape case and reportedly formed a new nation of his own called ‘Kailaasa’ near Ecuador in South America.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, during his weekly briefing, said that the ministry had sensitised all its missions and posts abroad regarding the fugitive godman.

Meanwhile, the Ecuadorian government denied charges that it granted asylum to Nithyananda helped him purchase any land. The statement issued by the Embassy of Ecuador noted that the country, as a matter of fact, had denied self-styled godman’s request for asylum, and he left for Haiti.”The Embassy of Ecuador categorically denies the statement, wherever published, that self-styled Guru Nithyananda was given asylum by Ecuador or has been helped by the government of Ecuador in purchasing any land or island in South America near or far from Ecuador,” the statement read.