Supreme Court refuses to Stay Trial Court proceedings against Nithyananda in the 2010 rape case
Nithyananda rape case trial next date: 7th January 2017
Updates from Courts
UPDATES FROM COURTS
Trial court hears arguments on charge & discharge arguments for all accused. Next hearing in Trial Court on 07-01-17
Supreme Court directs Trial Court to continue with trial proceedings (arguments on charge) in Interim Order dated 7-11-2016.
Supreme Court DISMISSED ALL PETITIONS by Nithyananda and his Secretaries to Quash Charge Sheet (3rd Sep 2014)
High Court DISMISSED ALL PETITIONS by Nithyananda and his Secretaries to Quash Charge Sheet (16th Jul 2014)
NITHYANANDA FOUNDATION GUILTY OF FRAUD - US COURT ORDERED RETURN OF DONATIONS 2012
17 Retaliatory/false Complaints filed so far against whistleblower Dharmananda (lenin) by Nithyananda Cult Members!!!!
3 cases filed in the US against Accused 1 Nithyananda (Mr. Rajasekar), Nithyananda Foundation, Life Bliss Foundation,
14 Retaliatory/false Complaints filed so far against victim Aarthi Rao by Nithyananda & his Cult Members!!!! (All of them after charge sheet against Nithyananda)
4 cases filed in India against Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam for fraud:
Donors of Hyderabad Ashram, Rajapalayam Ashram,Trichy ashram and Seeragapadi Ashram (near Salem) demand that fraudulently obtained donations be returned
NITHYANANDA SLEAZE CD GENUINE : CID & FSL REPORT
Renowned Forensic Expert Padma Bhushan Prof. Dr. P. Chandra Sekharan states "video not morphed"
Nithyananda dismissed from Madurai Adheenam (on 19th Oct 2012), Nithyananda is banned from entering Madurai Adheenam mutt
Friday, March 23, 2012
A forensic expert Mr. Chandra shekar shares his professionl opinion that the scandal videos are authentic. He was contact by Nithyananda ashram imediately after the scandal requesting him to declare the videos as morphed. Mr. Chandra shekar requested them to bring the original videos along with other sample videos to check for morphing, however they did not contact him again. Another media group contacted him and gave him the videos and samples as requested. Then he was able to verify that the videos were infact authentic and there was no morphing in it.
Regarding Nithyananda's claims that US forensic reports state the video to be morphed, Mr Chandra Shekar states that maybe the video that was sent to the US labs were morphed, but certainly the ones he tested had no morphing in it. Also, responding to Nithyanada's US forensic lab reports (publicized by Nithyananda in a press meet in Chennai) and statements in that report claiming the video was grossly defamatory, Mr. Chandra shekar observed that it is not the forensic experts job to claim the video was defamatory, only a court can do that. The forensic expert should only attest to the authenticity of the video.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
"We have filed an additional chargesheet against Nithyananda in connection with a case pertaining to his having unnatural sex with a youth", DGP CID Roopak Kumar Dutta said.Additional chargesheet has also been filed against one Jamuna Rani, a trustee of Nithyananda Dhyanapeetham run by the controversial self-styled godman, he said, adding, the additional chargesheets against the two have been filed under IPC sections including 376 (punishment for rape) and 377 (unnatural offences).
The first chargesheet in this case was filed by the CID last year.
Nithayananda, who has his ashram near Bangalore, was arrested in Himachal Pradesh early in 2010 on criminal charges, including rape after a controversial video purportedly showing him in a compromising position with an actress, was telecast by TV channels. He was later released on bail.
A former devottee now settled in US has lodged a complaint
There is some more bad news for Nithyananda alias A Rajasekhara.
The Karnataka CID on Wednesday filed an additional charge sheet in the Ramanagaram court, claiming that besides several women, Nithyananda forced a man to have sex with him on a number of occasions both at his Bidadi ashram near here as well as in some cities in the US.
Director General, CID, R K Dutta told Deccan Herald that “evidence has emerged that Nithyananda was indulging in unnatural sex.”
The man, whose identity is not being revealed, complained to the State CID some time ago over Skype and his statement was video-recorded after due permission from the court. He is now a resident of Seattle in the US.
This is the first time a male devotee has come forward to lodge a complaint against Nithyananda against whom the first charge sheet was filed by the police after his arrest in Solon, Himachal Pradesh, where he had fled to when a secretly filmed sex video of him was shown by television news channels in Chennai and Bangalore.
In his complaint, the former Nithyananda devotee has given graphic accounts of how his so-called preceptor forced him into “unnatural sex” at least on six occasions at the Bidadi ashram as well as a number of times in Seattle and some other US cities. Police sources said these sexual acts were punishable under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.
As part of the additional charge sheet, the CID has enclosed the statement of a US-based clinical psychiatrist who has alleged that when Nithyananda was on the run, he had admitted that he has had sex with several women. The psychiatrist was very well known to Nithyananda and had tried to get to the bottom of the controversy created after the sex video went public.
In pursuance of its original case against Nithyananda, the CID has made Jamuna Rani, the wife of his secretary A Sadhananda, alias Aiyya, a co-accused.
The charge against Jamuna Rani is that she wilfully signed on behalf of Nithyananda on the infamous non-disclosure agreement that bound his devotees to silence over the various sexual acts, including tantra sex, he forced them into at his Bidadi ashram.
The CID also notified the court that despite several notices to Nithyananda to appear for medical/physical examination, he did not appear before the police which, according to a source, proved mens rea or “guilty mind”.
Despite several attempts to reach him over the phone, there was no response from Nithyananda’s lawyer C V Nagesh.
source: Deccan Herald
Thursday, March 15, 2012
In a sudden, yet significant development, Lenin Karuppan, the whistleblower who exposed Bidadi-based Nithyananda in March 2010, surrendered before the state CID’s Crime Branch in Chennai on Wednesday.
Police said that Lenin appeared at the CB-CID headquarters in Guindy and presented himself to the police authorities. He was accompanied by his advocate.
The “whistle-blower” also faces charges of leaking the sleazy video tape featuring Nithyananda and his woman disciple at their ashram in Bidadi near Bangalore.
Ranjitha later denied any such involvement with him and claimed it was a morphed picture to defame her and the “spiritual guru”. The tapes created a sensation when it was shown on a particular Tamil TV news channel in March 2010. Subsequently, the Karnataka CID arrested Nithyananda in Solan, Himachal Pradesh.
Lenin was wanted by the CB-CID in connection with a complaint filed by Nithyananda that he had threatened him and asked for money over the video tapes last year.
Lenin, however, has denied the allegations, claiming that Nithyananda wanted to get even with him by filing “false cases”.
Lenin, who was brought before CB-CID officials by his lawyer Sumathi, was taken into custody by deputy superintendent of police Barani Kumar, who is investigating the case, and interrogated. "After conducting a detailed interrogation, if needed, we will arrest Lenin," inspector general of police (CB-CID) Manjunatha said.
Police, however, refused to divulge the information revealed by Lenin during his interrogation. On July13, 2011, Nithya Atmaprabhananda, a devotee of Nithyananda and manager of his ashram, filed a complaint with the Chennai police commissioner against the then Sun Network chief operating officer Hansraj Saxena, his assistant Iyyappan, 'Nakkheeran' Gopal and Kamraj, Lenin Karuppan, his brother Kumar and some others, levelling charges of extortion, criminal intimidation, criminal conspiracy, etc., in connection with the release of the video.
Lenin Karuppan and his brother Kumar filed anticipatory bail petitions that were rejected by the sessions court concerned in Chennai. They moved the Madras high court on September 6, 2011 for anticipatory bail but were again refused bail. Four days later, Hansraj Saxena and Iyyappan were arrested and taken into judicial custody.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
It is a sad day for the supporters of truth and dharma as we post this message received yesterday. We are proud of Dharmananda (Lenin) for having the courage to become a whistleblower and stand up to Nithyananda and his cult. But we know that in this struggle for the truth, the divine will always be on the side of dharma and the truth will ultimately prevail, despite the setbacks.
Greetings from Dharmananda (alias Lenin Karuppan), the whistle blower who exposed the real face of Nithyananda. Self-‐declared Avatar Nithyananda and his organizations are facing fraud charges in US from a devotee who lost crores of dollars, just like many others. There is information from US that Nithyananda also owns many benami companies there.
To confuse and misdirect the public and judiciary, many false cases are being filed, particularly against me and other important witnesses. In the case filed against me in Tamil Nadu, Nithyananda has successfully blocked my Anticipatory Bail petition. I am ready and willing to cooperate with Tamil Nadu police anytime. I always have respect and gratitude for Tamil Nadu police. They gave me protection when I escaped from Nithyananda and filed an FIR in 2010. Later I had chance to meet some senior people, and I have deep respect for their commitment to duty. In view of this I humbly wish to state that I will give full cooperation for bringing out the truth. I am surrendering to the Tamil Nadu CID today (14/03/2012).
Until now I was silent because I sincerely believed that getting Anticipatory Bail in the false case should not be difficult and my lawyer advised me to be patient. I have no reason to be afraid and I am always ready to cooperate for the sake of truth. I am happy I helped many innocent victims and devotees by exposing Nithyananda’s real face. Many devotees have thanked me personally for saving them. Their gratitude and good will is a great source of strength. And it will help me to fight against corruption and false propaganda. I am not afraid to stand for truth even though I am paying a heavy price for it. I will continue to fight against Nithyananda’s fraud!
I am willing to be in custody because I know that Truth will definitely win and my sacrifice will help many more in future! I profusely thank the media, which helped me by publishing true information, and the public for their support.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Reminiscence of an ex-follower
Today is a day that fills me with great pain, as well as the joy of freedom. Today is the day I was liberated from the mental shackles of Nithyananda’s cult, while he stood exposed as the avatar of moral corruption!
I was one of the thousands of devotees who had dedicated my life to Nithyananda’s mission. But I was not just a devotee on the fringe, attending a few free events or programs. I was an organizer and coordinator for many years, working closely with Nithyananda and his ashram, receiving awards and accolades for my service to his mission.
I was a hard core “Nithyananda missionary”. I call myself that because I worked with a missionary zeal for several years to convince every tom, dick and harry that he must meet Nithyananda at least once in his lifetime, assuring them their life will change dramatically.
And I did it because I believed with every cell of my body that Nithyananda was the greatest enlightened master to be alive, that Nithyananda was on a noble mission to enlighten the world. I believed that Gandhiji, my guru before Nithyananda, was a merely great human being who lived an exemplary life of truth and courage. But Nithyananda was no mere mortal, that he was God incarnate, and worthy of every bit of regard, respect and trust that every one of us devotees placed on him.
But 2 years ago, on this day I was stunned to see that he was just another ordinary man! And what was even more disgusting was events that followed - Nithyananda disappearing for almost a month, making self-contradictory statements from a hideout (about his experiments in bed, about his parivaraja of 9 years, etc), admitting to few devotees about his actions and denying it publicly, so many standard tactics while in custody (including the chest pain on his way to police station), a sex contract (never heard of any great master creating such a contract!!!!!!) and many more!
Suddenly all the lies were unfolding, and all the inconsistencies I had been made to ignore seemed to complete the jigsaw puzzle called Nithyananda! I could hardly deny the truth that was staring in my face… that Nithyananda fell short of even an ordinary human being.
I would have had much more respect for him, even as just an ordinary human being, if he had displayed the most basic decency to admit to his human folly and apologize to his millions of followers worldwide for misleading them into believing him to be something else!
Nithyananda is no comparison to an exemplary man like Gandhi, where is the question of him being an enlightened master like Ramakrishna or even a God incarnate like Rama or Krishna! I was most disturbed by my realization that Nithyananda is the most untrustworthy man and that I wasted several years of my life in his service.
I have heard many use the words ‘crook’, ‘conman’, ‘fraud’, etc to refer to him, and it is hard to deny them. I have heard his followers vehemently argue about his teachings being great, about their personal spiritual experiences being inexplicable. There are many great teachings in great books and scriptures, and many great teachers who have come and gone. And there are many who claim to have great ‘spiritual experiences’ on LSD or marijuana!
I say to his followers - call a spade a spade. Claim he is a great teacher, maybe even an extraordinary teacher who presents the works of many others in his own style as simple ideas. Nobody will expect him to be the most virtuous, truthful, honest, dharmic person on earth. But don’t call him divine and an incarnation when his life is not an open book, when he leads a secret double life, when he cannot even be truthful in public about himself, and worst of all, when critics are attacked viciously with hate and vengeance while claiming to be a spiritual and compassionate master!!
The usual escapism that it is not Nithyananda who attacks the critics, its only his followers doing it is the most ridiculous statement to save a spiritual leader! Even the CEO of a company is held responsible for the actions/mistakes of his employees, then how much more responsibility lies on the shoulders of one who claims to be an enlightened spiritual leader, or an avatara purusha?!
The vengeance of his followers can only be a sad reflection of his own state! If this is the effect he has on his followers, then he is definitely not a spiritual leader, but has every indication of a cult leader!
Everything that has happened over the last 2 years has made me realize that I was an unfortunate victim of deceit and manipulation by a very clever and convincing cult leader.
My mind had been imprisoned in Nithyanada’s glorified and illusory world of lies, deception and make believe. And the unfortunate reality is - I see the same sad programmed/brainwashed beliefs and talks by those devotees who still vehemently argue for him!
If you are still believing Nithyananda to be a truly spiritual person, an enlightened master or an incarnation, please wake up from the mental slavery of this cult. Don’t waste your life, or it may be to late when you wake up to the truth!
I am ever grateful to the divine mother parashakti, for liberating me from the maya of Nithyananda, and saving thousands, if not millions through dharma. My mental shackles have been destroyed and I am free from the most dangerous kind of prison - a prison without walls!!