A press meet held today by Nithyananda ashramites was disrupted by the some anti-social elements who created a furore and threatened to destroy the ashram and the spiritual movement. Based on a complaint made by the chief editor Ajit of Suvarna channel who had accompanied this group yesterday, 16 ashramites and volunteers were taken into custody under sections 143 (unlawful assembly), 341 (wrongful restraint), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to breach peace) and 506(criminal intimidation) read with 149 of the Indian Penal Code.
Bidadi ashram, 07 June 2012: Hours after 20 individuals from the Kannada channel Suvarna led by chief Ajit entered a press meet addressed by Paramahamsa Nithyananda and tried to serve a summons illegally to Nithyananda, Suvarna channel’s hired hands committed multiple acts of violence on men and women ashramites inside the Bidadi ashram campus. They then pushed the ashram administrator Sri Atmaprabhananda to the ground and assaulted him with a huge stone, causing severe head injuries and profuse bleeding. The other ashramites who rushed to their aid were also manhandled and abused, including women ashramites.
Syndicate content