Nithyananda for CBI probe into all charges

The god-man claimed that CID brought false information to the court in the controversial video case against him.

Published: 05th April 2012 02:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 10:25 PM   |  A+A-


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BANGALORE:  Claiming that the CID brought false information and witnesses to the court in the case against him, self-styled god-man Nithyananda urged the government to order a CBI inquiry into the allegations against him.

Addressing a press conference at Dhyanapeeta Ashram in Bidadi on Wednesday, he said the additional charge-sheet filed against him by the CID in March was a “series of falsifications” and had inconsistencies. “Since the CID is continuously involved in giving false information to the court, I want the case to be investigated by the CBI,” he said.

Describing the complainant, USA resident Vinay Bharadwaj, as a self-confessed paedophile, Nithyananda said Bharadwaj was currently facing trial in Seattle, US, for multiple incidents of third degree child abuse.

In his complaint, Bharadwaj had alleged that Nithyananda was brainwashing him to enter into a homosexual relationship. “It must be noted here that Bharadwaj is a 36-year-old successful techie and a graduate from IIT and USA’s top-ranked Rice University. He is hardly an individual who can be “brainwashed” into a homosexual relationship for seven years,” Nithyananda said.

He alleged the charge-sheet omitted the statements of 15 other witnesses who revealed details against Bharadwaj and other conspirators, and medical reports of both Nithyanada and Bharadwaj. “Am I a toy, that anyone can throw me into jail and out of it as they please?” he asked.

He also released reports “given by” four forensic labs in the US which tested the authenticity of the video showing him in a compromising position with an actress. “All the four tests were  conducted independently using international standards, technology and professional expertise compatible with those used by the FBI. Quoting over 60 proofs, these reports have conclusively declared the video to be fake,” he claimed.

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