Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stop telecast of Nirmal Baba advertisements, arrest him: Court


BHOPAL: A court in Madhya Pradesh has directed the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry to stop telecast of advertorial programmes connected with self-styled guru Nirmal Baba. The court also issued an arrest warrant and directed police to nab him by June 25.The magistrate's court in Bina registered a case against the godman and charged him with cheating by impersonation, criminal intimidation and violation of the Drugs and Magic Remedies Act.


Surendra Vishwakarma, resident of Bina town, had lodged a complaint in April against the telecast of hour-long television ads - The Third Eye. He told the court that Nirmal Baba's advice had triggered losses and caused mental harassment to him and his family.The complaint said Nirmal Baba claimed that keeping Rs 2,000 in a black purse would help people tide over financial problems. Vishwakarma said there was no miracle in the advice, rather he suffered huge financial losses. He also told court that his father became critically ill after consuming the godman's magical recipes.

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