Police question members of European cult

The Times of India/June 8, 2011

Chennai - The police on Tuesday summoned for questioning five members of the Movement for Spiritual Integration in Absolute (Misa), a European cult that has been training nearly 100 youngsters in yoga and tantric love' in the city for two years. The members, who were reportedly operating from a rented house in Chokalingam Nagar in Teynampet, were questioned by assistant commissioner of police M Rangarajan.

On June 3, the Times Of India published a report on how the European cult, which mixed yoga with sex and pornography, was operating out of Chennai. The seven Misa members, nationals of Denmark and Romania, had come to the city for a special camp, Tantra The Path of Love'. The group believes that for many, sexuality stems from desire. A majority of them have starred in porn movies produced by Copenhagen-based Sublime Erotica, with which Misa has close ties. The group operates under different names in different countries. It is Natha in Denmark, Tara in the US and Satya in India. On Tuesday, the police questioned five members, including Ulrik Lishoj from Denmark, Simona Colesniuc from Romania and Nicole Markus from Romania. "We have asked them to produce their travel documents and asked them to explain about their practice. We are inquiring," S Pavun, Inspector of police, Teynampet, told the Times of India.

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