There is clearly a crusade against Swamiji. Nobody ever bothered to ask how a rape charge can be filed by a 3rd party with no victim.
Years later the Karnataka High Court issues written ruling that the arrest of Swamiji was not authorized on any grounds. But of course, nobody cares, because the damage is done.
In any Democratic legal system, an accusation of a crime has to be brought either by a victim or the state (on behalf of a victim). This is the first time in India when a man is charged with rape, without any victim named. And arrested for a crime with no victim.
The hype by certain sections of the media around the morphed video created a wave of sensationalism, rumors and allegations resulting in pressure on the judiciary to do something quickly–ultimately leading to the unlawful arrest of Sri Nithyananda Swami on a case of rape with no victim and a morphed video. All logic and due process was out the door.
Swamiji was kept in prison for 53 days.
There are no words to describe the horror and suffering during this time endured by his devotees, followers, and people around the world who felt connected to Swamiji for the healing, guidance, miracles, and blessings which Swamiji brought into their lives, as they wondered whether he would ever be set free.
To substantiate the arrest, the police made an open appeal on television, newspapers, social media like Facebook for “victims” to come forward and declared that even their travel expenses would be paid:
News article: Nityanand probe: CID asks ‘victims’ to depose in Indian Express, dt. March 29, 2010
“The CID Superintendent of Police Yogappa, in a release here, said all those affected and the victims of Nityananda were free to contact him and depose. He said the travel expenses of those willing to depose before him and provide information would be met by the department and their identities kept in utmost secrecy.”
Furthermore he states that ““Despite our best efforts, not a single “victim” has come to us stating that the swamiji had unnatural sex with him/her or raped her. We got some emails from persons living abroad but they have not provided any evidence.”“