Latest from the Bombay High Court

Osho Rajneesh Trust

Published : Sep 15, 2017

The petitioners who claim ill-doing by the Trustees,  including deceptions around Osho’s will,  have sought a transfer of investigation. This,  after they claimed  the Pune police have failed to make any progress at all,  in their enquiry.

Bombay High Court

 Bombay High Court

 

The Bombay high court has directed the petitioner who has made allegations around misappropriation of funds of the Osho Rajneesh Trust,  to approach the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a respondent. The petitioner sought transfer of the investigation to them, after he claimed  the Pune police have failed to make any  progress in their enquiry.

A division bench of justices R.V. More and Sadhana Jadhav heard the petition filed by Pune resident Yogesh Thakker. He requested  that the investigation into the alleged misappropriation of funds of the trust be handed over to the CBI,  as the Pune police, in his view,  had failed to make any progress.

After hearing his submissions, the court directed Thakker’s lawyer Pradeep Havnur to approach the CBI and the Union government as respondents to the petition.

The Justices said that “We have to also hear the CBI’s arguments and views, since you (the petitioner) are seeking a probe by them. Issue notice to CBI,” the court said.

They then posted another date to continue the hearing of the petition after they get the response of the CBI. The date they set is September 27.

According to Thakker, the trustees allegedly transferred money from the trust to private companies owned by them. In 2012, Thakker wrote a letter to the Pune police commissioner,  following which a First Information Report was lodged against the Trustees in 2013,  but Thakker claims no progress has been  made since then.

 

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36 Responses to Latest from the Bombay High Court

  1. frank says:

    What about this, from the Deccan Herald…

    “The petitioners who claim ill-doing by the miscreant Trustees, including deceptions and hoodwinking around Rs.10 aerogramme, claimed the Pune police have failed to make any progress at all in their enquiry due to pressing commitments inspecting contents of large, full brown envelopes with Koregaon Park postmark.

    The Bombay high court has directed the petitioner and petitioned the director who has alleged allegations around inappropriate misappropriation of appropriate funds of the Osho Rajneesh Trust, to approach the Indian Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a respondent and respond to approaches of Superintendent Balveer Badmash, chief of Pune police, who is said to be out of station pending the appropriate action of special branch sleuths who are hypothecated to IPS HQ at CBGBs and investigating alleged allegations.

    The miscreants within one furlong of Osho ashram, whose good name is not known due to multiple passports, have absconded from native place and claimed that the whole thing is a himalayan blunder as chiefs of ashram are convent-educated from status family.

    After hearing his submissions, the court directed Thakker’s lawyer, Pradeep Havnur, to the CBI and the Union government as respondents to do one thing and do the needful and to kindly adjust and to prepone the petition at regular intervals after postponing for the next 17 years.

    Meanwhile, Inspector Badmash has said that a lathi charge against unarmed muslims and Dalits cannot be ruled out: “because we are like that, only,”

    • Arpana says:

      Can you translate that, Frank? Ta.

    • Lokesh says:

      Pretty good, Frank.

      • frank says:

        Don’t mention it…
        Horn OK, please!

        • frank says:

          Meanwhile, in a separate incident, several lawyers were called to the bar of the Oberoi Hotel, as a distinguished looking Englishman, Dr Dave O`Raj, flanked by a posse of Korean hotties, Swiss bankers and his manservant, a certain Balveer Badmash, pulled a bottle of Bombay gin out of his Gladstone bag, drank it one swig, threw the empty at Mr Thakkar and his team shouting, “Investigate that, rickshaw wallah!”. Then turned round, and dropped his trousers, revealing his shiny white gluteals and proclaimed:
          “If you don`t think there are enough hugs and kisses in the Resort™ you can come and have a go on these beauties!”

          Meanwhile, Mr Ronnie O`Byrne, an other people`s property developer, and his twin brother Reggie, taunted the angry mob of meditators outside the hotel by waving large bundles of $100 bills and a 10 rupee aerogramme, laughing and singing:
          “There`s no business like Osho business.”

          • shantam prem says:

            Someone with inside information can sketch such characters.
            Raise your arms, open your hands & shout “Jaiho” three times.

          • Kavita says:

            Frankie, couldn’t get this website yesterday, due to some problem on the net, it said “The webhost has suspended your account”!

            Cheers for drawing out this beautiful piece of art!

            • frank says:

              Kavita,
              I got the “The webhost has suspended your account” message too.

              For a moment, I thought that the 12 foot illuminati lizards running the Oshoverse must have sent out a cyber hit squad to quash the news about what Dave O` Raj and the toxic twins were up to in the bar of the Oberoi!

              • Kavita says:

                Possibility can’t be dismissed, Frankie, these lizards have long, deep claws!

                I always wanted to be a lizard-free-ninja, my only ambition!

    • madhu dagmar frantzen says:

      “…do the needful and to kindly adjust and to prepone the petition at regular intervals after postponing for the next 17 years….” (Frank).

      Couldn´t have subsumed more precicely, Frank. All of it!

      Maybe you visited some of these ‘cantinas’ frequently for food and chat too that Kavita mentioned the other day? Those places happen to be everywhere…not only in Pune.

      Madhu

      • frank says:

        Just another day in the life….

        • shantam prem says:

          Where is our Osho in this picture?
          If he is and I have not seen, I must go for eyes check-up, new specs are needed.

        • madhu dagmar frantzen says:

          Whose ´mashup´ of whose ´midlife crisis´ might that be, Frank?
          I have no clue; do you have a clue?

          Madhu

          • frank says:

            Madhu,
            It`s an odd thing I came across online and thought was mildly funny.
            As you asked for clues, I put on my Parmartha Conan Doyle hat and this is what I found:
            Papaji died September, 1997.
            That’s about 20 years ago.
            He taught and triggered a wave of gurus and “enlightened ones” that have been around ever since, many of them are in the picture.
            I guess the creator of the picture was attempting some type of comment about this show as the wording on the drum in the foreground clearly says “Papaji”.

            “It was twenty years ago today
            Sgt. Papaji taught the band to play
            They’ve been going in and out of style
            But they’re guaranteed to raise a smile
            So may I introduce to you
            The act you’ve known for all these years
            Sgt. Papaji`s Lonely Hearts Club Band!”

            Just guessing.

            • Lokesh says:

              You guessed right, I reckon, and it is a pretty good mashup.

            • madhu dagmar frantzen says:

              Yes, Frank, it´s ´odd´ stuff, and yes, it is ´mildly funny´.
              In my eyes, it´s confused – and btw, I didn´t like seeing the David Icke stuff then creeping in by some open back door….

              Madhu

              • Arpana says:

                Frank’s a very naughty boy.

                Thank God we can always rely on you, Madhu, to voice your disapproval, no matter how small or trivial an issue is.

  2. shantam prem says:

    Bloggers can visualize criminal cases against some cult´s trustees in Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany USA, UK. How courts, masses and media will react?
    These are the countries which gave maximum number of disciples to Osho.

  3. Kavita says:

    The Bombay High Court was in the same area as my college, our group of friends used to frequent their canteen, they serve very good vegetable cutlets & coffee, at a much reasonable price!

    Next time Mr.Thakker & company visit, do try if you like!

    • Parmartha says:

      Nice you can bring such a personal touch to such a string, Kavita.

      I myself used to go to the Indian embassy canteen here in the Aldwych, London, when a student at the London School of Economics. There an excellent cheap meal could be obtained, and also where one could enjoy something a little different, just five minutes walk from the sometimes heavy political talk of the LSE corridors and canteen!

      I also remember as a poor hippie living in Pune some good meals at a temple near the Post Office where they used to give rice, vegetables and dal for free – not sure why, and not sure why to white middle-class hippies such as myself. But then again, it meant a few extra days living near Osho, which may have had great benefit…or not…depending on whatever one thinks about such things.

      • Kavita says:

        Thanks, Parmartha, that was the only thing which came to mind after seeing the photo, the rest of the post I couldn’t relate to!

  4. shantam prem says:

    One World, One Nation, One Religion.
    Its Official religion will be none. Osho Books will be guiding force.
    Word Puram will be added behind every major city, and world capital will be Black House, 17, Koregaon Park, Pune.
    Osho assertions look joke when one sees the high-handedness of his ministry.

    P.S:
    Again I am censored to post any thoughts on my facebook page, because OFI has found three copyrighted photos in my history.

    I am 100 % sure no other individual or institution has complained to facebook or youtube about copyrighted material other than Osho Foundation.

    Just imagine state of Rajneeshpuram post-founder´s demise if city was still intact! Who knows, destruction of Rajneeshpuram like a cardboard house was an act of Divine Prudence? Who knows…?

    • Parmartha says:

      What a thought.
      Had Rajneeshpuram been still around today, someone like Shantam would have been aiming to be boss of 64,000 acres of what by now would have been good and well organised land and parks, excellent clear desert air and the infrastructure of a city, not five acres of a highly polluted Indian city suburb.

      • shantam prem says:

        Osho is no more, but “64,000 acres of well organised land and parks…excellent clean desert air and the infrastructure of a city” in OshoPuram. Parmartha, can you please share your management system?

  5. shantam prem says:

    Maybe western disciples of Osho living in the ivory towers of their highly civilised countries are not aware that it is a very big victory of Anti-Resort lobby if case of forged Osho will and other charges are being investigated by CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) at the direction of High Court.

    Local police all around India is thoroughly corrupt, their reputation to investigate without pressure is doubted by each and every Indian, therefore in matters of crime, sufferer side always ask for CBI investigation.

    The officers in this agency are cream of justice delivery system, so it will be a very difficult task to purchase their loyalty as Jayesh and Bros. have done all these years.

    It is really an amazing success story in a way that a Canadian person with Irish blood could befool so many people and use loopholes in corrupt Indian socio-political fabric to do his thing.

    CBI investigation can open the pandora box. If it happens, I feel it is my responsibility to present myself as a witness, a witness who does not belong to any group but has the clear-cut view; opposing side is much more gentle and law abiding and can do justice to Masterly work and His people.

    • Arpana says:

      You’ll be telling them it’s a known fact, by you, that Jayesh and Amrito have never handled a potato, I presume, Shantam.

    • satyadeva says:

      “If it happens, I feel it is my responsibility to present myself as a witness, a witness who does not belong to any group but has the clear-cut view;”

      Nonsense, Shantam, you belong to the anti-Resort “group”, with a view that’s anything but “clear-cut”. As SN readers have known for a number of years.

      That you can believe the delusion you are merely an unbiased observer with no personal stake in the outcome is no surprise for anyone who’s read your monumentally obsessive rants here.

      Neither is the self-importance (“it is my responsibility to present myself as a witness” etc.) pervading it all.

    • sannyasnews says:

      It seems, SP, that you have not read our report that thoroughly, which is often the case.
      The report says:
      The Justices said that “We have to also hear the CBI’s arguments and views, since you (the petitioner) are seeking a probe by them. Issue notice to CBI,” the court said.

      A CIA probe is being sought by Thakkar, but it has yet to be agreed as far as we can see. This hopefully will become clear on the 27th September.

      • shantam prem says:

        Sannyasnews,
        In the last paragraph of my above post I have written “If it happens”. The way Indian judicially is becoming proactive chances are more than 75%.

        More than judicial matters, question is also why seekers of truth be reluctant to face the independent enquiry.

        Most of the sannyasins are from Christian background and I am sure during their youth they must have confronted their families and friends about corruption in Church. Have not they faced similar situation in their own Church? So some fair and dignified protest is required or not?

        River is in rivering or in the water tray in fridge?

        • satyadeva says:

          “Most of the sannyasins are from Christian background and I am sure during their youth they must have confronted their families and friends about corruption in Church.”

          “I am sure” – there you go again, Shantam, making an assumption about something you know nothing about. Shows how little you know about where conventional religion is at in many western countries, especially since 1945.

          It wasn’t so much a ‘live’ issue, more a matter of total indifference. Growing up, for me and almost everyone I knew, it was already dead, irrelevant, hardly worth thinking about except as a source of laughter, satirical humour, its practitioners, with very few exceptions, were just so laughable. Likewise, its rituals.

          As a young boy I was sent to ‘Sunday School’ to be taught the Christian ways, but found it so deadly boring I eventually skipped going and went for bike rides instead.

          And I recall clearly perceiving the hypocrisy of my father, who, faced with the ‘appalling’ fact that my older brother used to like a drink at the local pub on Sundays, used to declare that on Sundays one should either be in Church or studying at home – neither of which he did himself, of course!

          Whatever happened re “Osho’s Will”, my sense is that, should the ‘evil Westerners’ eventually be ousted, we can rely on you and the rest of the outraged Indian campaigners to create a place that would elicit a similar response to that of the post-war western generation to the Christian Church, ie an almost total lack of interest. I suggest that if you expect anything remotely like the restoration of the Pune ashram in its heyday you’re going to be very disappointed.

  6. shantam prem says:

    When you have a mission you should simply ignore little men with big guns!

    • satyadeva says:

      Of course, Shantam. Most inconvenient to deal with questions for which you’ve no adequate answers, which might reveal your foolishness if you attempt a reply. Dodgy politician stuff.

      Amusing though, that you don’t see how foolish you appear talking such self-important claptrap.

      • shantam prem says:

        I have answers but for those who are bit honest about their own inner world and are courageous enough to expose that. In my observation, unfortunately, SD, you are not, Lokesh is. Kavita is, Tan is not.

        Tell me a single sentence where you or Arpana have exposed their thought process? Both of you are simply reactive, albeit you have quite a reformed persona. This makes me tired, it is not an inspiring way of dialogue.

        • satyadeva says:

          Ah, yes, the “I have the answers – but you’re not worthy of them” trick! Clearly, you know you have no convincing answers, Shantam. Despite promising them two or three days ago. Or, you’re so confused that when cornered, you hide behind convenient untruths you tell yourself; or you just think you surely must know the answers, despite not actually being able to ‘find’ them. Whatever way, the usual self-serving, lying bullshine.

          The joke is, you think you’re a sannyasin, a seeker of truth. Not only that, but an upholder of ‘What Osho really wanted’!

          As the catchphrase goes, ‘you really couldn’t make it up’…You could, though!

        • Arpana says:

          Shantam gabbled:
          “Tell me a single sentence where you or Arpana have exposed their thought process?”

          Even by your standards, Shantam, that’s an exceptionally stupid thing to say. I reveal my thought processes here every time I post, but what you mean is, because what I say doesn’t augment your self-importance you can delude yourself I don’t.

          Every adjective you use to describe me and SD is a description of you.

          Tan and Kavita are worth a hundred of you.

  7. Kavita says:

    “I have answers but for those who are bit honest about their own inner world and are courageous enough to expose that. In my observation, unfortunately, SD, you are not, Lokesh is. Kavita is, Tan is not.”

    Shantam, you are the only person currently I know/have met in person on SN but sometimes I wonder if I would be able to encounter you otherwise as much as I can now; we both know & take liberty with each other which is quite natural, I guess!

    In the initial years of my internet/SN it was not very easy, the idea of sharing without having any personal connection/knowledge of the other person, but on the way I realised that it’s ok to not know the person, many times it’s better not have preconceived perceptions, it works better for both parties to share/respond!

    I guess one can enjoy more if one is less stuck-up, in case one needs to enjoy in the first place!