He was on Thursday arrested in Proddatur town of Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh.
Police produced him before a court, which sent him to judicial custody for two weeks. The court also referred him to a mental hospital as he appears to have unsound mind.
Police said they also arrested Subba Reddy who was popularizing the fake saint among the people in the district. He used to tell people that the baba can remove their affliction and solve financial and domestic problems.
The bogus godman was operating for the last two months from a room behind Ayyappa temple in the town.
Police have appealed to people not fall into the trap of such fake godmen.
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