Balaji Subhash an accused in a blackmailing case against ISKCON Bangalore conducted a press conference in Bangalore and hurled wild allegations against Madhu Pandit Dasa the president of ISKCON Bangalore. It may be recalled that Balaji Subhash was earlier arrested on this case based on a complaint filed by ISKCON Bangalore and a case of extortion was registered in CID against Subhash. APF represented by Kodandaram Dasa and others filed a suit seeking to restrain Balaji Subhas and media houses from telecasting and publishing deformatory material against ISKCON Bangalore. The City Civil Court was pleased to grant a temporary stay against the accused and the media houses.
Bharatarshabha Dasa, head of the Public Relation Deparment stated in a press release "…the Honorable Civil Court has given an interim order against publishing any defamatory material as given by Balaji Subhash. The injunction was granted by Civil court based on application filed by Kodandaram Das and others vide No. O.S. 5011/2011, order says “…Issue exparte ad-interim temporary injunction against the defendant No.1, restraining him from making any statement against the plaintiffs, which amounts to defamatory in nature and restraining the defendants 2 to 21 from, telecasting any news or statements, which are defamatory in nature, affecting the reputation of the plaintiffs till next date of hearing…..”.
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The media houses against whom the injuction was granted are as follows:
TV 9 Kannada, Suvarna News, Samaya TV, Janashree News, Kasturi Medias, News 9, Udaya TV, The Hindu, Deccan Herald, Praja Vani, Samyukta Karnataka, Times of India, Vijaya Karnataka, Hosadiganta, Bangalore Mirror, The New Indian Express, Kanada Prabha, Udaya Vani, ETV, Deccan Chronicle.
Balaji Subhash, The person who is supposed to have conducted the sting operation against Bangalore, was a seasoned black mailer whose profession was to frame people and arm twist them to give him money. He was known to have even cheated some people.
He was arrested previously trying to extort money from ISKCON which was covered in many media.