The Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka on 25 February 2013 quashed the complaint filed by Karnataka Nava Nirmana Sena (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 Nirmana Sena (President K. Shivaraja) against His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda 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 Paramahamsa Nithyananda was not even on the scene and his disciples were actually attacked and physically assaulted by rowdy elements of the Karnataka Nava Nirmana Sena led by Bhima Shankar Patil.
The Hon’ble High Court observed that even if the First Information Report (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 Paramahamsa Nithyananda, therefore, the registration of the case against Paramahamsa Nithyananda by the police is without any jurisdiction and is actuated with mala fide only to malign Paramahamsa Nithyananda.
The complainant was also remarkably absent at the Court, though he was served with notice.
The High Court observed that no offence is made out against Paramahamsa Nithyananda as He was neither at the alleged place of the 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 His Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Nithyananda is without jurisdiction and is without any basis, and is abuse of process of law.’ The Court, therefore, quashed the FIR against Paramahamsa Nithyananda.
The orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka are here.