21 February 2010, Bengaluru
Advocate Sridhar, after landing in the ashram, showed a few morphed images of Paramahamsa Nithyananda and a South Indian actress Ranjitha to Sri Nithya Pranananda. Sri Nithya Pranananda was shocked beyond words. He understood there are evil forces who have converged in a conspiracy which is much more than what meets the eye. He understood that how much ever the morphed images are denied, the forces were getting ready to influence the masses with their network of resources and destroy the organisation.
Sridhar straightaway demanded an amount of 5 lakhs saying that, with this token amount, the negotiations will start with the group in Chennai. He also revealed that Lenin Karuppan and Aarathi Rao – volunteers at the Bengaluru Aadheenam were involved in it. He further said that in order not to release the morphed images, the token amount is required and the important members should go to Chennai for the negotiations.