CID charges Nithyananda with rape, sodomy, cheating, conspiracy and criminal intimidation – Media Reports

Nithyananda being arrested at the court in Ramananagara, KarnatakaBANGALORE: CID sleuths investigating charges of rape and hurting religious sentiments involving Swami Nityananda of Dhyanapeetam Ashram near Bidadi filed a chargesheet in the cases.

The 430-page charge sheet, filed on Monday morning before the chief judicial magistrate, Ramanagaram, has statements of 110 witnesses questioned by the Criminal Investigation Department. Also included are 60 documents, including the controversial non-disclosure agreement between the ashram and the devotees over tantric sex.

While Nityananda has been charged under Sections 376 (rape), 377 (unnatural sex), 417 (cheating), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120(b) (criminal conspiracy), his close associate Nitya Bhaktananda alias Gopala Sri Seelam Reddy has been charged under Sections 212 (harbouring an offender) and 120 (criminal conspiracy). Devotees Nitya Sachidananda alias Shiva Vallabhaneni and Nitya Sadananda alias Dhana Shekaran have been charged under Section 201 (destroying evidence) and Section 120(b). Maa Sachidananda alias Ragini has been charged under Sections 120(B) and 37 read with 376/377 (assisting accused in committing rape and unnatural sex).

Of the five, Nityananda and Bhaktananda are out on bail. Satchidananda is in judicial custody. Nitya Sadananda and Maa Sachidananda have not been arrested. Times of India.

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