Nithyananda case adjourned

Nithyananda case adjourned

When the matter came up before Justice Hulwadi G Ramesh, the CID sought more time stating that the investigation is incomplete and mentioned that they are yet to record the statements of two witnesses Nithya Vimalananda and Nithya Gopikananda, who are in USA. Justice Ramesh asked the CID that why can’t that be done over the phone?

Counsel for the petitioner, K V Dhananjaya, in his submission, said the FIR has detrimental consequences on the petitioner as his passport has been seized. “He has to receive his doctorate from a foreign university, but he is unable to leave the country,” he said.  
He further submitted that despite the charges of rape against the petitioner, the complaint never speaks about it.

He also said the special leave petition filed by the CID challenging the High Court’s order fixing four week’s time to complete the probe has never been listed even once in the apex court.

Contending that the FIRs are illegal, he sought to dispose the matter. It could be recalled that on October 20, Justice Arali Nagaraj, who was hearing the case, posted it for final hearing on November 8. However, he had recused from hearing the matter.

Nityananda landed in a controversy in March after a television channel aired a purported video footage showing him in a compromising position with a Tamil actress. He was later arrested on April 21 and was granted conditional bail on June 11.

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