Karunagapally Police today rejected a petition submitted by a lawyer seeking to book a case against Sw. Amritaswarupananda Puri on the basis of the contents of the book “Holy Hell” authored and self published by Gail Tredwell.
The Police said the petition carried insufficient evidence to book a case against anyone.
Meanwhile, The Chief Minister of Kerala, Mr. Oommen Chandy said earlier that he does not think that anything unlawful had happened at the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, as has been claimed by the author of the book.
In his address to the reporters at Sulthan Batheri near Calicut, he stated that, “I do not think anything took place at the Math (which is) against the law of the land. People have to consider the services provided by the Math to society,” he added, “As one who has witnessed and participated in its services, it is not possible for the public to ignore the great work done by the Math.” Mr. Chandy joins a long list of leaders voicing their disapproval of the allegations in the book and a one sided campaign driven by a small section of the press in Kerala managed by extremist Islamic organisations.