Marijuana speech: CCB sleuths issue notice to Paramahamsa Nithyananda

It is said that CCB officials received a complaint from the public that Nithyananda is promoting the use of marijuana by saying that it helps in meditation. People demanded that CCB take action.

Published: 16th November 2018 08:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th November 2018 08:32 AM   |  A+A-


Paramahamsa Nithyananda (File photo)

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Central Crime Branch sleuths have issued a notice to self-styled godman Paramahamsa Nithyananda after his recent speech about marijuana in a viral video on local news channels on Wednesday. It is said that CCB officials received a complaint from the public that Nithyananda is promoting the use of marijuana by saying that it helps in meditation. People demanded that CCB take action.

A senior police officer said, “CCB has asked the Bidadi police to look into the matter as the ashram falls under Bidadi police station limits and once they submit a report we will take further action”.

Meanwhile, an officer from Bidadi police station said, “Nithyananda has been out of the state for four months on account of Chaturmasa. Recently, CID officials had come to his ashram to talk to him about a case but they were not able to contact him. We are not aware of his speech and are yet to receive any instructions from the CCB.”  

‘How addictions work’

In his speech ‘How Addictions Work’ Nithyananda said, “Actually, alcohol only becomes an addiction. Marijuana never becomes an addiction because it is a herb. In my life, I have not seen an addiction pattern developed by marijuana. Let me say, I am not supporting marijuana, let me be clear. I have not taken and I am not saying that all of you should use marijuana”.

Rapper gets rapped

It may be recalled that in August this year, Kannada rapper Chandan Shetty was in the dock after CCB officials had issued a notice to him accusing him of promoting marijuana in his new song and he had written an apology letter to CCB after appearing before them. Shetty’s new song, was launched in July and went viral on social media. He was asked to appear before the police but he did not reply to the first notice. However, a day later he came to the CCB office and clarified by writing an apology letter. As marijuana is a banned drug and Shetty has a huge fan base, it amounts to violations of NDPS Act. 


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  • rakesh

    Wow. I really wonder why the CCB would entertain such a baseless claim? The video contradicts the entire allegation. Get a life Suvarna TV. Maybe time to move on to other things that might get your useless channel some attention. What a joke. And CCB?! Wow. Just wow. Something is not right between both these parties - Suvarna TV and the CCB. If you ask me
    3 years ago reply
  • LKB

    Suvarna TV .. is this even a real TV channel? LOL Why dont you guys stick to the porn you keep showing on your channel? How come no one is investigating that? Child porn no less. Shameful. We all know who takes the bribes and peddles the drugs. This allegation you have made against HDH Swami Nithyananda couldn't be stupider since the video contradicts what you are saying. You are clearly biased against Indian Gurus. Anyway
    3 years ago reply
  • Richard Mhert

    In the video
    3 years ago reply
  • Xena

    Either way Swami is telling the truth whether in favor or not. I don’t see why it is not acceptable in India because according to history most religions used it. Why not focus on other drug trafficking and human trafficking? The country is drowning in crime yet I get to read news reports of police hunting down a religious figure who is helping bring people to enlightenment. India is known to be the home of some of the best strands of marijuana
    3 years ago reply
  • Dr.Deborah Chance

    This is pure stupidity. It is obvious from the video that he is not encouraging people to use marijuana. He clearly states that he has never used it and that he does not encourage it’s use this is an obvious ploy by the CCD and the TV station to raise ratings! India please wake up to the criminality of your media/legal system nexus
    3 years ago reply
  • Viswateja

    He is really doing great work.. It's not fair to persecute him like this by stupid Indian media Suvarna TV..
    3 years ago reply
  • Ganesh

    How do we even know wether thier complaint is real or just some bullshit cooked up by the CCB because they've been paid off by Suvarna?
    3 years ago reply
    • Dr.Deborah Chance

      Well duh?!! It’s pretty obvious that this is a set up? How can a TV station get away with such criminality? And the CCB?? What a farce!! Shame on the Indian people tolerating such criminallity!!
      3 years ago reply
  • tan

    In his speech ‘How Addictions Work’ Nithyananda said
    3 years ago reply
  • Dinesh

    He is clearly saying He does not use and is not in any way encouraging the use of marijuana - then what kind of stupidity is this? Who are the people complaining? And why is CID / CCB taking up such nonsensical cases? What is the real motivation to be targeting Swami Nithyananda?
    3 years ago reply
    • megha sharma

      Certainly as he is a dynamic force in bringing back the glory of Hinduism which is quite evident now to atheist terrorists they need false baseless ground which they think they could use to frame him but they forget people of this country carry the wisdom and DNA of Manu and we thoroughly understand their filthy strategy which is now backfiring them.HIs Divine Holiness Paramahamsa Sri Nithyananda Swamiji is the need of the hour of humanity. If this harassment does not stop the extortionist forces have to pay a heavy price for their stupidity so clearly he is mentioning he does not encourage Marijuana.Please refer to Nithyananda youtube for more videos of Swamiji on vegetarian lifestyle how he just does not support the use of allopathy drugs rather promoting the science of self healing .
      3 years ago reply
    • megha sharma

      rightly pointed
      3 years ago reply
    • Kumar

      Yes well said
      3 years ago reply
  • Sanjay Vekaria

    Hmmm... headline says “CCB officials received a complaint from the public that Nithyananda is promoting the use of marijuana“
    3 years ago reply
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