As a result of pressure from vested interest and power lobbies, the government filed a case OS 1000 of 2012 under section 59 of the HRCE act against the 292nd Pontiff for financial mismanagement. Earlier to the appointment as Junior Pontiff, His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda and the 292nd Gurumahasannidhanam had created a Trust to help provide funding for the Thirugnanasambandar Swamigal Mutt. This trust was subsequently mutually dissolved after Paramahamsa Nithyananda become a part of the Mutt. But this Trust was misrepresented falsely as if it was a means to steal money and control from the Madurai aadheenam and formed the basis for the Government case. Absolutely no transactions had actually happened via the trust as the trust did not even have a bank account. However, this did not stop people from creating confusion about it. The Government also questioned the appointment of Paramahamsa Nithyananda as the Junior Pontiff, claiming He is not a disciple of the Mutt –something which in many Judgements of the Hon’ble Supreme Court and the High Court of Madras have been ruled to be outside the purview of the HR&CE.