Samaya News, chief anchor Ranganath Bharadwaj, and 2 more accused charged with criminal conspiracy, criminal intimidation, inciting breach of peace and more

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Nithyananda Peetham


In a huge win for Swami Nithyananda, the Hon’ble Court of the Addl Civil Judge and JMFC, Ramanagara, ordered for case to be registered and summons to be issued to news channel Samaya News, Ranagnath Bharadwaj Chief Editor and Anchor of Samaya News, film producer Madan patel and self-professed activist Bhima Shankar Patil, for multiple serious crimes including criminal intimidation, intentional insult to provoke breach of peace, criminal conspiracy, acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention, and defamation.

Samaya News had been telecasting rumors, false news and defamatory statements, programmes, news items and panel discussions since 2014. The Hon’ble Court observed that Samaya News has taken the law into its hands and conducted a “media trial” which “has become a common phenomena in India”. The Court went on to state that Samaya News and Ranganath Bharadwaj “ought to have restrained themselves and instead they went on broadcasting etc of the various programmes”.

The Court has come down heavily on Madan Patel, the film producer who had made a film ‘Satyananda’ claiming the same to be based on the life of Swami Nithyananda which movie had been strongly condemned by the Hon’ble City Civil Court and censor cuts ordered on the same.

The Court cognized the offences by the various accused of “actively participating in telecasting, publishing, editing, etc of various programmes etc only with an intention to lower or tarnish the image and character of Swami Nithyananda” intending to harm his reputation, “amounting to conspiracy against Swami Nithyananda and his institutions”.

The Court cognized the grave offences of abusing in filthy language, criminal intimidation and causing threat to the life of Swami Nithyananda.

This judgment marks one more in the series of judgments imparting justice to Swami Nithyananda on whom false cases have been foisted by vested interests in the wake of the media frenzy created out of a fake morphed video showing him with actress Ranjitha.

On December 7, 2017, the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India also gave a landmark judgment coming down heavily on the deliberate suppression of criticalincluding the statement of Ms Ranjitha stating that the video showing her with Swami Nithyananda was a fake morphed one and multiple evidences against the conspirators Lenin Karuppan, the false rape victim Arathi Rao and false witness Vinay Bharadwaj and in favor of Swami Nithyananda. These evidences include the medical reports of the alleged rape victim Ms. Arathi Rao from 2004 to 2009 showing she has had 4 highly contagious and incurable STDs some of which are transmitted by mere touch, her own email admission in mid-2009 six months after her last alleged instance of rape that she never had any kind of sexual relationship with Swami Nithyananda, multiple proofs of discrepancies in the dates and locations of the alleged rape incidents, Swami Nithyananda’s medical reports showing he has never had any STDs and has a yogic body and not capable of a sexual act. The conspirators are currently facing prosecution for the blackmail, extortion and criminal conspiracy by them against Swami Nithyananda in the trial Court in Chennai.


Attached is the Court certified order copy of the same.