|Bangalore, Jul 18, DHNS:|
In a relief to self-styled godman Nithyananda, the High Court on Monday dismissed the petition by the Crime Investigation Department (CID) to cancel his bail.
|Justice K N Keshavanarayana dismissed the plea of the agency investigating the case against Nithyananda and has also granted him permission to visit Manasarovar and other places till Dec 31.|
The CID had approached the court stating that Nithyananda, the accused No 1, and his close aide Bhaktananda, a co-accused who are out on bail, are now violating the bail conditions.
It also alleged that the two were intimidating and threatening the witnesses of the prosecution in the matter. The court refused to buy the argument of prosecution that allowing Nithyananda to travel abroad would result in influencing the witnesses residing abroad and allowed the petition by Nithyananda and Bhaktananda, seeking extension of time to visit Manasarovar and other places.
“He has been granted the extension of time till December 31 to visit Manasarovar and other places. He should return the passport and appear before magistrate on or before December 31,” the court said.
The court also took note of the lower court’s warning earlier to Nithyananda that it would take serious action if he doesn’t appear before the court on or before July 21, even when the High Court had allowed him to travel till July 31. It said that such threats were uncalled for.
The High Court also made it clear that allowing Nithyananda to travel did not mean only places on the way to Manasarovar, as contended by the prosecution.
Meanwhile, the court also relaxed conditions in the bail granted to wife of Nithya Sachitananda, allowing her to visit US.
On Sunday, Lenin Karuppan, the ‘whistleblower’ in the Nithyananda sex scandal case said he and 10 others were being served with ‘legal threats’ over the past several months.
Karuppan, also known as Dharmananda, claimed that of the 10 cases lodged against him, eight in Karnataka and two in Tamil Nadu, none were true.
“These cases against me were never filed before the charge-sheet against Nithyananda was filed. They are all false cases,” he said.
The former devotee told themedia that Nithyananda and his followers had filed false cases against him and 10 other key witnesses in the sex scandal case.
“By making legal threats to two key witnesses based in United States of America (USA), he is forcing delays in the trial which he faces in the sex scandal case. The two witnesses, including a woman, have been slapped with serious charges in California and thus, not allowed to leave the country to testify before the CID here in India,” he said.
Karuppan further accused Nithyananda of stalling the legal proceedings against him by refusing to appear for a medical test, despite being summoned four times by the CID on the matter.
Responding to questions posed by the media on Nithyananda’s body parts being that of a ‘child’, Karuppan quipped: “It is all evident in the video whether he is a six-year-old boy or a 34-year-old man.”
Breaking News & Special Messages
BREAKING NEWS AND MESSAGES
FRESH COMPLAINT OF FRAUD AND RACKETEERING AGAINST NITHYANANDA AND HIS SECRETARIES IN USA
Nithyananda take over Mahalingeshwar Mutt of Karnataka: Stiff opposition and condemned by Veera Shaiva Lingayat Leaders
Police Deny Permission for Nithyananda to Celebrate His Birthday in Public Premises
NITHYANANDA DISMISSED FROM MADURAI ADHEENAM
NITHYANANDA FOUNDATION GUILTY OF FRAUD - US COURT ORDERED RETURN OF DONATIONS
ONE MORE VICTIM SPEAKS OUT against Nithyananda's crimes
2nd Charge Sheet filed against Nithyananda and Dhyanapeetam trustee Jamuna Rani
Renowned Forensic Expert Padma Bhushan Prof. Dr. P. Chandra Sekharan states "video not morphed"
Nithyananda's followers forcefully occupied disputed property in Rajapalyam, Tamil Nadu - sources say
Dharmananda files a petition at Karnataka High Court, to quash the (false) complaint filed by Mrs. Ranjitha in the Ramanagar Court
3 More (false) criminal complaints filed against whistle-blower Dharmananda (Lenin) and other witnesses, in Chennai!! Complaints were filed by Nithyananda Cult
3 cases filed in the US against Accused 1 Nithyananda (Mr. Rajasekar), Nithyananda Foundation, Life Bliss Foundation,
Accused 2 Mr. Gopal Reddy Sheelum (Sri Nithya Bhaktananda), Accused 3 Mr. Siva Vallabhaneni (Sri Nithya Sachitananda), Accused 5 Mrs. Ragini Vallabhaneni (Ma Nithya Sachitananda)
and Ma Nithya Sadananda (Mrs. Jamuna Rani)
3 cases filed in India against Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam for fraud:
Donors of Hyderabad Ashram, Rajapalayam Ashram and Seeragapadi Ashram (near Salem) demand that
fraudulently obtained donations be returned
Nithyananda Cult member Ms. A. Pushpa alias Ma Nithya Supriyananda's (false) complaint against Dharmananda (Lenin) - closed (investigation report issued) after police investigations confirmed the complaint has very serious factual errors
High Court quashes summons issued to Dharmananda (Lenin) in the private complaint filed by Nithyananda Cult member Mrs. Anjula Jackson
UPDATE: C.I.D. closed (issued B report for) 4 complaints filed against Lenin (Dharmananda) for trespass, etc, after confirming the complaints were false
False complaints were filed by Nithyananda Cult members Ms. Lori Alice Espersen, Mrs. Rajeshwari Gunasekaran, Mr. Vijay Venkatraman, Mr. Surya Prakash
Updates from Courts
UPDATES FROM COURTS
Accused no. 4 Sri Nithya Sadhananda (Mr. Dhanasekar)and accused no. 5 Mrs. Ragini Vallabhaneni (Ma Nithya Sachitananda) also filed petitions to remove them from accused list!! - Adjourned @ High Court
Accused no. 2 Mr. Gopal Reddy Sheelum (Sri Nithya Bhaktananda) petitions to remove him from accused list!! - Adjourned @ High Court
Ms. A. Pushpa (Ma Nithya Supriyananda) filed a case against the Home Secretary of Karnataka, the Director General of Karnataka Police and Supdt. of Police - Adjourned @ High court
13 Complaints filed so far against whistleblower Dharmananda (lenin) by Nithyananda Cult Members!!!!- Sri Nithya Atma prabhananda filed a complaint in Chennai against Dharmananda, 2 key witnesses and others!
- Mrs. Ranjitha filed another complaint against Dharmananda, in Chennai
- Mrs. Anjula Jackson's (Ma Nithya Viroopananda) case against Dharmananda: High Court quashes summons issued to Dharmananda (Lenin) in this case- Ma Nithya Sahajatmananda (Ms. Jayanthi) files a private complaint against Dharmananda (Lenin) and 4 other key witnesses: Adjourned @ Ramanagar court