Police in Andhra Pradesh’s Kadapa district on Thursday arrested a man who reportedly hugged and kissed his devotees to remove their problems and solve financial and domestic issues.
Popularly known as Kissing Baba, the man had been reportedly treating people with his hugs and kisses for the last two months. Police said the baba operated from a room behind an Ayyappa temple in Kadapa.
The baba was arrested and produced in a court at Kamalapuram town, which remanded him to judicial custody till January 7. The court also referred the baba to a mental hospital in Kadapa town as he behaved incoherently during the hearing.
The police said they have also arrested one of his followers, Subba Reddy, who allegedly publicised the baba’s miracles in Kadapa district.