It may be recalled that the judge quashed the notice by the government earlier this month, stating that the authorities had not collected material particulars of the trust, including the trust deed, before sending its notice. Now the government has challenged the order.
A few days ago, the self-styled godman was clandestinely conferred the title of “Mahamandaleshwar” by the Panchayati Akhara Mahanirvani, a prominent akhara, during Maha Kumbh.
The title enables Nityananda to sit atop a chariot and take the holy dip in the Sangam waters. The function in which Nityananda was anointed, was a closely guarded secret and the other akharas were not informed about it. Nor were the Mahakumbh officials invited as per tradition, according to reports.