Evidence and documentary proof of failed petition to the Supreme Court of India. The attempt to prosecute Sathya Sai Baba a decade ago was rejected in a most corrupt manner by a Sai Baba worshipping judiciary:-
From: “Hari Sampath”
Date: 8 May 2001 17:05:17 GMT+02:00
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Subject: Supreme court refuses….
In what has been described by all observers as a “shocking” decision, the Supreme court refused to even hear the petition yesterday.
The Judge who heard it last week in the preliminary , Justice Agarwal (who said “these things have been going on for decades” ) was scheduled to be hearing the petition. In the last minute, he was suddenly transferred to another case by the Chief justice Anand, a Sai Baba folower, who appointed his right hand man, a corrupt judge called Lahoti to hear the case.
As soon as Kamini Jaiswal and Prashant Kumar started opening the case, this judge started posing all sorts of absolutely stupid questions, with NO LEGAL BASIS.
Here is what happened as recounted to me by Prashant Kumar.
Kamini Jaiswal : May I proceed with the case introduction ?
Judge Lahoti : Wait….there is a problem with the affidavit of the petitioner, I want it clarified.
Kamini : There is absolutely nothing wrong, the affidavit is perfectly fine.
Judge Lahoti : Why is the affidavit dated April 5th 2001 and you are coming up only now with the petition , in May ?
Kamini : The affidavit was signed by the petitioner and had to be mailed, along with his petition. The petition had to be mailed to him first so that he could sign it.
Judge Lahoti : How can that take more than a month ? This is an old affidavit , then.
Kamini : If you notice the address of the petitioner, he is in the United States, and mail takes a few days to reach there and then back here to India. We filed the petition more than 10 days back, citing reasons for urgent mention, and according to the court order, the case was posted for today. That is why we are here now.
Judge Lahoti : Well…it seems that the petitioner is in USA,it is my mistake. Anyway there are other reasons I want to clarify this petition. Why are you approaching the Supreme court ? We don’t want to hear this petition, please go to the High court in Andhra Pradesh.
Kamini : The reasons are clearly mentioned in the petition, and we are filing the petition under Article 32 of the constitution, which gives us the right to come to the Supreme court.
Judge Patnaik (second judge) : Why was the petition not filed in the Andhra High court under Article 226 ? Go to the High court.
Kamini : That is what I am coming to, Article 32 and Article 226, both grant the same rights in the Supreme court and High court respectively…..either option can be pursued. If I may proceed with my argument, I will explain why…
Judge Lahoti : No… go to the High court…
Kamini : Can I at least have a hearing ?
Judge Patnaik : ok.. go on…
(Kamini begins her arguments, and starts detailing all the media reports about Sai Baba, the statements of sexual molestation, etc….. when she reaches the point about UNESCO…. she is interrupted)
Judge Patnaik : This court doesn’t want to hear this petition, go to the Andhra High court.
Kamini : But I have not even come to the point explaining why we choose to file under Article 32 in Supreme court…
Judge Lahoti : You can do the same under Article 226 in Andhra Court…
Kamini : But that exactly is what I was going to say, about why I cannot do that there, can I please continue ?
Judge Patnaik : Why are you here, why don’t you go to Andhra ?
Kamini : It is clearly stated in the petition, and I am coming to that…
Judge Lahoti : what grounds ?
Kamini : The respondent Sai Baba has a 60,000 million rupee empire in Andhra Pradesh, with total control over the entire state government… how can we go there ? There are also lot of other political influences …
Judge Patnaik : No, we are not going to allow this petition here, go to the Andhra High court..
Kamini : But if this was the issue, we could have been informed 10 days back, we were asked to come today…
Judge Patnaik : We are going to dismiss the petition.
Kamini : On what grounds ?
Judge Lahoti : We do not have to cite any reason for dismissing it..
Kamini : Can you at least give a ruling “with liberty to go to Andhra High court” ?
Judge Patnaik : No I am not going to do that.
Kamini : But that is what you were saying all along , if you want us to go to the Andhra High court, and if that is the reason you are not hearing this petition, can you please put it in writing ? We can then take it to the Andhra High court .
Judge Patnaik : No , I just asked you why you are here, and said that you should be in the Andhra High court. I am not going to include that in the ruling.
Kamini : Can we at least withdraw the petition from this court, and approach the Andhra High court ?
Judge Lahoti : you could approach the Andhra High court if you want to, but we are going to call this petition “dismissed”, and not allow you to withdraw it.
Judge Patnaik : Petition dismissed, no reasons are given by this court. That is the ruling .
As we can clearly see, this “hearing” was rigged and blatantly violating all legal norms.
The whole proceeding took less than 10 min… with the judges constantly interrupting Kamini Jaiswal…. and repeatedly raising irrelevant questions, without giving her a chance to explain the legal reasons why she was representing in the supreme court.
That judge Lahoti is notorious as a “Chief justice Anand’s hit man”, who had been cleverly appointed at the last minute, replacing Justice Barucha and Justice Agarwal, who heard it last week.
It is very very obvious why they were so eager to “dismiss” the petition, without a complete hearing, and also not give a ruling that we could approach Andhra High court, although they stated it orally.
They want us to go to Andhra High court, and everybody knows what will happen there. There will not even be a formality of a hearing in Andhra.
Worse yet, shortly after their rejection of the Petition lodged by Hari Sampath, the Supreme Court of India deleted all public documentation of it having been made. The British Ambassador to India attempted to get confirmation of the rejection by the Supreme Court but there was no record of it! Nonetheless, a copy of the formal rejection paper was preserved and a scan of that attested document is here:-
At that time, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh had once been none less than the private driver for Sathya Sai Baba ! One can imagine the chances of a petition to the AP High Court. In a mail from Basava Premanand to the Danish film director Øjvind Kyrø, who produced the Danish National TV Documentary ‘Seduced’ (by Sai Baba), he stated:
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Sent: Tuesday, April 05, 2005 2:06 PM
“Regarding murders in 6.6.1993 I went up to the Supreme Court and though the apex court ordered the police to take action against the accused as per the investigation by CB-CID the case was closed by the Andhra Government. Now that the government is changed and the present Chief Minister and Governor of Andhra Pradesh are fans of mine. We have put in a petition to get it opened and the Governor has agreed to meet me.”
However, despite sustained efforts to re-open the case, Premanand’s petition was totally disregarded right up until his death last year. This shows the pull that Sathya Sai Baba and his minions had in the corridors of power in India, especially the top of the Indian Government (which they still have).