But following the alleged attack on the disciples of Nithyananda at the ashram recently, Angammal had gone there to visit her son. The ashram authorities, however, refused access to meet her son and it was amply clear that her son was being detained illegally in the ashram, the petitioner contended.
With her pleas seeking to rescue her son failing to evoke any response, the woman had moved the habeas corpus plea seeking to produce her son in person and render justice.
Fugitive godman Nithyananda is facing cases of rape, unnatural sex, cheating and money laundering in several places, including Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.
Earlier, the Gujarat police had recently registered a case against Nithyananda on a complaint filed by a resident of Tamil Nadu demanding repatriation of his two daughters from his ashram in Ahmedabad. The Gujarat police later said after a raid that he had fled the country.