The Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka on 25 February 2013 quashed the complaint filed by Karnataka Nava Nirman Sene (Bhima Shanar Patil and Shivaraja) in Cr. No. 295/2012 filed on 7 June 2012. The High Court clearly said that no offence is made out in the case and hence the case is quashed.
The false complaint was filed by Karnataka Nava Nirman Sene (President K. Shivaraja) against Sri Nithyananda Swami in June 2012 claiming he had instigated his devotees to allegedly assault them, abuse and threaten them with dire consequences. This was when in fact Sri Nithyananda Swami was not even on the scene and his disciples, sannyasis and sannyasisnis were actually attacked and physically assaulted by rowdy elements of the Karnataka Nava Nirman Sene led by Bhima Shankar Patil.
The Hon’ble High Court observed that even if the FIR lodged by the said complainant K. Shivaraja is read as a whole at its face value, it does not make out any offence against Sri Nithyananda Swami, therefore, the registration of the case against Sri Nithyananda Swami by the police is without any jurisdiction and is actuated with malafides only to malign Sri Nithyananda Swami.
The complainant was also significantly absent at the Court though he was served with notice.
The High Court observed that no offence is made out against Sri Nithyananda Swami as he was neither at the alleged place of incident nor did he instigate or abet commission of the alleged offence.
The High Court made a serious observation that ‘the registration of the case against Sri Nithyananda Swami is without jurisdiction and is without any basis, and is abuse of process of law.’ The Court, therefore, quashed the FIR against Sri Nithyananda Swami.
The orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka are here.