Nithyananda files complaint against Sun TV COO
Self-styled godman Nithyananda filed a criminal complaint against Sun TV Chief Operating Officer Hansraj Saxena and eight others for airing "morphed visuals" showing him in a compromising position with an actress last year.
Chennai: Self-styled godman Nithyananda on Wednesday
filed a criminal complaint against Sun TV Chief Operating
Officer Hansraj Saxena and eight others for airing "morphed
visuals" showing him in a compromising position with an
actress last year.
This is the second complaint filed by Nithyananda and his
ashram against the Sun TV Network on the same charges.
In his complaint filed with city police commissionerate,
Nithya Atmaprabhananda, Manager of Nithyananda`s Dhyanapeeta
Charitable Trust, levied charges including extortion,
criminal intimidation and assault, among others, against
Saxena, his aide Ayyappan and Tamil bi-weekly Nakheeran Editor
R Gopal among others.
Atmaprabhananda alleged that they had demanded money to
stop airing the video footage purportedly showing Nithyananda
and South Indian actress, Ranjitha. He also charged that he
had been attacked by Aiyappan.
Ranjitha had also filed a complaint yesterday alleging her
pictures were morphed and that some persons had demanded money
from her to stop airing the video.
Nithyananda, who addressed a press meet here, maintained
that the images in the video were morphed and said a planned
attack had been launched against him and his devotees.
To a question, he said he was filing the complaint now
as there was no "conducive atmosphere" during the previous
regime. However,he said he did not have any problems with DMK.
After a controversy broke out following the telecast of the
video footage in March last year, Nithyananda was reported
absconding for several weeks before his arrest in Himachal
Pradesh.He is facing criminal charges, including rape and a
case is pending in a court in Ramanagara near Bangalore.
Saxena is already in police custody in a cheating case
filed by a Salem-based film distributor.