Cops ask for look-out notice against yoga cult

The Times of India/June 16, 2011

Chennai - The foreigners' registration office in Chennai has forwarded a request from Chennai police to put out a look-out notice for seven members of the controversial European cult Movement for Spiritual Integration in Absolute ( MISA). The group, involved in pornography, was operating in the city as yoga teachers.

Following an expose by TOI on June 3 and a complaint from Hindu Makkal Katchi, the police filed a first information report against the group and sealed their rented premises at Chokalingam Nagar, Teynampet.

The city police on Wednesday requested the immigration to sound an alert at all airports across the country to look out for the group members who have been absconding after they were asked to appear before the city police. The Teynampet police have registered a case under Section 292 (2b) of IPC (dealing in obscene material).

Sources said soon after the group disappeared from the Teynampet centre, some of them went abroad and some others stayed at a farm house in Neelankarai for sometime.

"We have given names and passport numbers of three persons and requested the immigration officials to give information about four more persons associated with them. As we don't have their passport numbers, we have given only their names," a senior officer told TOI.

Foreigners' regional registration officer Avi Prakash confirmed he received the request from the city police on Wednesday. "It will take a couple of days to alert all the airports in the country. The request has been sent to the Delhi immigration office to issue a look-out notice," he said.

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