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2 May 2012, Chennai: Lenin Karuppan, key accused in the March 2010 conspiracy against Paramahamsa Nithyananda, was today denied bail by the Principal Sessions Judge, Chennai in the extortion and blackmail case filed against him by one of the administrators of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam.
 It may be recalled that Lenin Karuppan was arrested on 14th March this year by the CBCID Tamilnadu and remanded to judicial custody on charges of extortion, blackmail and criminal conspiracy in connection with the case filed against him by Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam administrator Sri Nithya Atmaprabhananda. He had been interrogated by the Tamilnadu CID and had confessed to his crimes.
 Lenin’s bail petition was dismissed on 2nd April by the Hon’ble Magistrate of the XIth Metropolitan Magistrate Court Saidapet, Chennai after due consideration of the serious nature of the offences committed.
Lenin appealed further to the Principal Session Judge for bail which got rejected yesterday. He continues to be in custody.
Lenin Karuppan also faces serious criminal charges in connection with the case filed against him by Ms. Ranjitha, another victim of the conspiracy, for criminal intimidation and criminal conspiracy, amongst others, for which he was issued a body warrant from the Hon’ble Magistrate, Ramanagara court earlier.