On 21.7.2016 Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka disposed the criminal petition and Stay order and thereby cleared the way for the Trial in the Nithyananda Rape Case to proceed. Following the standard procedure, Rape Accused Nithyananda and his 5 secretaries/co-accused are expected to appear in Ramanagar Sessions Court since Trial proceedings in SC No. 86/2014 will resume after a short Stay order by the High Court in April this year.
Interestingly, the Nithyananda Cult is at its deceptive best, spreading lies & false information by claiming that the rape case against Nithyananda has been quashed by the High Court recently.
For the layman who is interested in knowing the facts and to help one see through the mountain of lies and false propaganda of Nithyananda cult, here are all the facts about the recent developments.
1. Rape Case against Nithyananda is NOT QUASHED. Trial proceedings are continuing in Ramnagar Sessions Court in Sessions Case SC No. 86/2014. Next hearing in Ramanagara is on 29.8.2016.
a) Whistleblower** Lenin @ Dharmananda filed a complaint in Mar 2010 (Crime No. 141/2010 at Bidadi Police Station) against Nithyananda about his rape & other illegal activities inside the ashram.
b) After thorough investigation and based on statements of 2 victims and several ex-devotees and several clinching crucial evidence such as sex-contracts (Non-Disclosure Agreements), phone confession of Nithyananda to Lenin, etc. Karnataka CID filed 1000 page Chargesheet (CC No. 204/2010) in Nov 2010.
c) Subsequently, in Sep 2014 Supreme Court ordered Nithyananda to cooperate & appear for medical examination (potency test, as required by law) and also to give voice samples. Voice test was for Forensic validation of his extra-judicial confession over phone to Lenin about his sexual relations with many women.
d) Medical examination results proved conclusively that Nithyananda’s ridiculous claims of “6 year old child” were the biggest joke, as the doctors found him to be a NORMAL ADULT, i.e. like any other normal man, NOT like a 6 year old child!! Likewise forensic voice tests confirmed that it was indeed Nithyananda who confessed to Lenin about his sexual relations and begged Lenin to forgive him and to just remain silent about the whole thing!
e) In 2014 Supreme Court also ordered the accused to stop further delays in this case and for Trial Court to conclude the trial soon. After this, the case was transferred to the Sessions Judge Ramanagara (as per standard procedure/requirement) and got numbered as Sessions Case SC No. 86/2014.
f) Since then, Accused had been filing one petition or the other to delay the Trial proceedings. But High Court has cleared the way for the trial to resume now, after disposing of petition Crl.P 938/2016 on 21.7.2016, which was filed by Accused no. 2 Bhaktananda @ Gopal Sheelum Reddy.
2. Another (different) complaint about harassment & intimidation by Nithyananda disciples during Lenin’s press meet in Dec 2010 has been quashed recently by High Court. This has NO EFFECT on the rape case trial.
• After Rape case charge sheet was filed by Karnataka CID against Nithyananda and is secretaries, in Dec 2010 Lenin came out in the public for the first time and gave a press meet in Bangalore Press Club to answer the many questions that media and public had about the case and about Lenin. Lenin also revealed during his press meet that Nithyananda and his followers were continuously threatening and harassing the victims and witnesses in the case, including himself.
• During Lenin’s Dec 2010 press meet, 20-30 fanatic disciples and ashram-mates of Nithyananda, on the instigation of the cult leader Nithyananda, suddenly landed up at the Press Club, tried to storm in and disrupt the press meet, and also to intimidate the whistleblower Lenin.
• Police protection had to be called in immediately for Lenin’s protection. Several policemen arrived immediately and brought the situation under control.
• The entire incident was widely reported by all the media since it happened during a press meet.
• Subsequently, Lenin gave a complaint regarding intimidation and harassment during his press meet in Crime No. 75/2010, at the Vidhan Soudha police station.
• As soon as the investigation started into Lenin’s Vidhan Soudha complaint the accused (Nithyananda and his fanatic brainwashed cult followers) ran to the high court with a petition to quash Lenin’s complaint.
• On 2nd Aug 2016, the High Court of Karnataka quashed this Dec 2010 complaint of Lenin regarding the intimidation and harassment during his press meet in Crime No. 75/2010, at the Vidhan Soudha police station by the cult.
PLEASE NOTE: ONLY the Complaint in Cr. No 75/2010 at Vidhan Soudha Police Station (which was regarding press meet disruption, harassment & intimidation by Nithyananda followers ) has been quashed by the High Court recently.
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE NITHYANANDA RAPE CASE TRIAL. Quashing of this press meet complaint has no effect on the rape case against Nithyananda.
RAPE CASE AGAINST NITHYANANDA FILED BY KARNATAKA CID IS NOT DISMISSED, TRIAL CONTINUES AND NEXT HEARING IN RAMANAGAR IS ON 29.8.2016.
THE CULT IS INTENTIONALLY SPREADING FALSE NEWS, RUMOURS AND DECEPTIVE HALF INFORMATION TO CONFUSE THE COMMON MAN AND MISLEAD THEM INTO WRONGLY BELIEVING THAT THE COURT HAS FOUND NITHYANANDA INNOCENT OF RAPE CHARGES /DISMISSED THE RAPE CASE AGAINST HIM.
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY FALSE AND VERY FAR FROM THE TRUTH. Do not be fooled by the lies spread by the cult. Know the facts and use your god given intelligence to decide for yourself.
There is no doubt that Nithyananda will be found guilty of rape in a trial, because the truth cannot be silenced!
** Whistleblower Lenin was one of the closest inner circle disciples of Nithyananda & long time Brahmachari of his ashram before the 2010 scandal. After the scandal, in an attempt to discredit and defame him, Nithyananda conveniently called him a driver, said he was just a casual visitor to the ashram. Absolute lies, which is very typical of such cults.