Swami Amritanantha Chaithanya alias Santhosh Madhavan, the self-styled godman, has admitted to raping girls, making blue films with them, cheating his disciples and committing forgery. The swami turned out to be fake and a benami real estate bigwig. Amritha Chaithanya alias Santosh Madavan the godman, is wanted by Interpol since 2004 for fraud committed in the United Arab Emirates. Interpol has issued a [url=http://cbi.nic.in/rnotice/A-177-2-2003.htm]red alert against the godman Santosh Madhavan[/url]
The original name of Amrithachaitanya was Santhosh Madhavan. He hails from the hilly district of Idukki in eastern Kerala. On a visit some years ago to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), he cheated an expatriate Indian woman to the tune of Rs 45 lakhs (1 million UAE dirhams). His photo had appeared on the Interpol’s most wanted list for arms smuggling.
When the police raided his posh residence and ashram, they found a police officer’s uniform, a tiger skin, and a large number of blue film CDs. The swami was a sexual pervert who raped over half a dozen hapless minor girls whom he had been sponsoring for education. He was also running a so-called charity mission whose assets ran into crores of rupees, quite in disproportion to the known sources of his income. He led a high-profile life in the company of political bigwigs and police officers. Although now he is in police custody, all news about him shows an everlasting smile playing on his lips.
Three more minor girls who are said to have been inmates of an orphanage run by Santosh Madhavan at Ponekkara have complained to the police that he sexually abused them at different places in Kochi. Another girl had complained to the police a week ago that she was sexually abused on eight occasions at a guest house owned by Santhosh Madhavan in Kochi. The Kadavanthra police have registered a case and evidence is being gathered to chargesheet the self-styled godman.