Haveri, Aug 29 : Chief pontiff of Chitradurga Murugha Mutt Dr. Shivamurthy Murugha Sharanaru has been reportedly been detained by the police in Haveri district on Monday in connection with a POCSO case.
According to media reports, a case was registered against the pontiff earlier last week for allegedly sexually harassing school girls.
Mysuru police had registered a POCSO case against Swamiji based on a complaint filed by two girls.
According to source, the police detained Swamiji while he was moving to a safe place.
He was detained from National Highway near Bankapur in Haveri District.