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Police not to register case against Amrita Mutt

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Kollam: Kerala Police has decided not to register a case against the Mata Amritanandamayi mutt on a plea by an advocate in connection with the controversial book written by a former disciple of the spiritual leader.

A decision in this regard was taken after getting legal opinion in the matter, police said.

The petition was lodged at Karunagapali police station and also with state Director General of Police for a lodging of a case against the Mutt. The Mutt's main ashram is at Vallikavu near Karunagapali in the district.

The book written by former Australia-born disciple Gail Tredwell "Holy hell-- a memoir of faith, devotion and pure madness', had triggered a row in the state.

Tredwell claims in the book that she had been a close disciple of Mata Amritanandamayi for several years and lived in the ashram before she left after being fed up with some bitter experiences. Mata Amritanandamayi had dismissed the allegations levelled against her mutt by Tredwell.

Police had recently registered a case under the IT Act against some unknown persons who posted adverse comments in the social media based on the content of the book. The case was registered at Karunagapally, close to Amritanandamayi's headquarters Amritapuri at Vallikkavu in Kollam district, based on complaints lodged by some of her devotees.

PTI

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