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Press Council of India Defaulter since 2005 – B.V.Seetharam now complains to PCI about this blog – claims “misuse of Internet” LOL

February 12, 2009

B.V.SEETHARAM – TOPS DEFAULTER LIST ON PRESS COUNCIL OF INDIA WEBSITE. Is B.V.Seetharam misusing membership of PCI to further his blackmail activities?

B V Seetharam defaults of PCI for years but still complains to PCI

B V Seetharam is prominently displayed as "defaulter" on Press Council of India website since year 2005!

Perhaps even best of the comedy writers can’t script this or is this an indication how delusional a blackmail journalist becomes when he is exposed.

We are now in possession of an email sent by B.V.Seetharam to Press Council of India where he demands ban on this website. Comedy because for someone claiming to be champion of free speech and media,  B.V.Seetharam surely does not believe in practicising what he preaches.

B.V.Seetharam of Chitra Publications Mangalore – a notorious blackmail journalist fresh out of jail in a blackmail incident – publishes “Karavali Ale”,”Sanje Ale”, “Kannada Janantaranga”, “Canara Times”, disturbing communal harmony and peace in Coastal Karnataka, has been prominently displayed as “Defaulter” on Press Council of India website since year 2005 owing thousands of rupees to Press Council of India.

Even other journalists including Karnataka’s most popular journalist Ravi Belagere  dissociate themselves from B.V.Seetharam’s style of blackmail journalism.

And in an unprecedented protest in Mangalore, thousands including women and children came out openly to protest blackmail tactics of B.V.Seetharam recently.

But without any shame B.V.Seetharam and Karavali use the fact that they are member of Press Council of India to boast how this rag is a “genuine” newspaper and get advertisements from government institutions to subsidize their blackmail journalism.

We had covered it in our earlier blog post long time ago on this blog (read “Karavali Ale tops Press Council of India Default List”) and one can even now visit Press Council of India website to verify it (http://presscouncil.nic.in/defaulters.htm)

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B.V.Seetharam of Karavali Ale

B.V.Seetharam of Karavali Ale

Press Council of India defaulter B.V.Seetharam complains to PCI about the blog and sees “misuse of Internet” for exposing his lies out in open

Since when Blogs come under the purview of Press Council of India? What jurisdiction does PCI have on websites which can be hosted in any country in the world?

One has to pity B.V.Seetharam for not knowing even basics of journalism or blogging!

Irony of B.V.Seetharam demanding muzzling of blogs

Even if we discount this feudal journalist’s state of mind after enjoying his stay in variety of Karnataka jails (ordered by various Karnataka Courts), B.V.Seetharam who boasts about “Freedom of Press”, “Freedom of Media” is now complaining about a medium of free speech like this blog. Very ironic indeed.

For years this blog has exposed B.V.Seetharam and his blackmail journalism to whole world with documentation. We even carried interview of Bhojaraja Shetty, a blackmail victim of B.V.Seetharam where BVSeetharam demanded 1 Lakh Rupees to not publish a concocted story. That post remains one of the highest viewed post on this blog with hundreds of people visiting it daily to know more about B.V.Seetharam’s blackmail journalism.

B.V.Seetharam’s double talk

How can someone like B.V.Seetharam who claims immunity from courts, police, his victims under “Freedom of Press” umbrella, now complain about a blog which is exposing his misdeeds?

As usual B.V.Seetharam stands exposed in front of the whole world.

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Are you a victim of B.V.Seetharam and his band of blackmailers claiming to be “reporters”, “journalists”? Are you sick and tired of inaction of PCI in managing blackmail journalists? Are you tired of complaining to Press Council of India? Share your stories or send them over to udupipressvictim@gmail.com for publication – your identity will be kept confidential if you so desire.

Help the country by exposing this blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam and also campaign for reforming PCI which many claim is totally ineffective in dealing with blackmailers like B.V.Seetharam.

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Ravi Belagere on blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam:”No one in Karnataka media is bothered about BVSee’s arrest except few hardcode leftists”

January 13, 2009
Ravi Belagere - Karnataka's Number 1 Journalist

Ravi Belagere - Karnataka's Number 1 Journalist has some advise for B.V.Seetharam

There is absolutely no threat to freedom of media in Karnataka – Ravi Belagere

Karnataka’s number one journalist Ravi Belagere writes in Hai Bangalore on B.V.Seetharam’s arrest.

Some excerpts:

  • There is absolutely no threat to freedom of press in Karnataka
  • Seetharam has made it a habit to defy courts and he has only himself to blame
  • B.V.Seetharam himself is responsible for his current situation
  • B.V.Seetharam is jealous of Vijaya Karnataka because Vijaya Karnataka newspaper’s popularity resulted in decline of Karavali Ale’s circulation.
  • Police had no other option but to arrest B.V.Seetharam as otherwise police faced contempt of court case.
  • No one in Karnataka mainstream media has bothered about B.V.Seetharam’s arrest because most of them were victims of B.V.Seetharam’s yellow journalism.
  • If B.V.Seetharam makes it a habit to go to jail every year, how long can we journalist support him for problems created by himself?

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B.V.Seetharam's blackmail victim Bhojaraja Shetty speaks in a Press Conference in Udupi

B.V.Seetharam's blackmail victim Bhojaraja Shetty speaks in a Press Conference in Udupi. Check below for YouTube link for the Press Conference

 

“ಹಾಯ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರ್” ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯ ಸಂಪಾದಕ ರವಿ ಬೆಳಗೆರೆಯವರು ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀ ಬಂಧನದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಬಹಳ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಮುಖ್ಯಾಂಶಗಳು:


* ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಇವತ್ತಿಗೂ ಮುಕ್ತ ಪತ್ರಿಕೋದ್ಯಮ ನಡೆಸುವ ವಾತಾವರಣವಿದೆ.

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಮಟ್ಟಿಗೆ ಹೇಳುವುದಾದರೆ ನಾವು ಸಂಪಾದಕರ್ಯಾರು ತೀರ ಜೀವ ಭಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿಲ್ಲ. ಆದರೆ ಕುತ್ತು, ಆಪತ್ತು ಬಂದಿರುವುದು ಸದ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಂ ಅವರೊಬ್ಬರಿಗೇನೇ.

ಉಳಿದೆಡೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಆದಂತೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರ ಹತ್ಯೆಗಳೂ ಆಗಿಲ್ಲ.

ಗೃಹ ಸಚಿವ ವಿ.ಎಸ್ ಆಚಾರ್ಯರು ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರೊಬ್ಬನನ್ನು ಕೊಲ್ಲಿಸುವ ಮಟ್ಟದ ರಾಜಕಾರಣಿಯಲ್ಲ

ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ತಾವು ಅಂದುಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದೇ ಸರಿ ಎಂದು ವಾದಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಆ ವಾದವನ್ನು ನೀವು ಒಪ್ಪಲೇಬೇಕು ಎಂದು ಹಟ ಹಿಡಿಯುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಫಜೀತಿಯಾಗುವುದೇ ಅಲ್ಲಿ. ಹೀಗಾಗಿಯೇ, ಬಿ.ವಿ. ಸೀತಾರಾಂ ಒಂದು ವರ್ಷದ ಅಂತರದಲ್ಲಿ ಎರಡು ಸಲ ಜೈಲು ಕಾಣುವಂತಾಗಿದೆ.

ಇದರಲ್ಲಿ ಪತ್ರಿಕೋದ್ಯಮಕ್ಕೆ ಬಂದೊದಗಿದ ಗಂಡಾಂತರವಾಗಲೀ, ಆಪತ್ತಾಗಲೀ ಏನಿದೆ? ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯದ ಮಾತೂ ಮೀರುತ್ತೇನೆಂದು ಹೊರಟರೆ ಹೇಗೆ? ಇಷ್ಟಾಯಿತಲ್ಲ; ಸೀತಾರಾಂ ಬಂಧನವನ್ನು ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಯಾವ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯೂ ಖಂಡಿಸಲಿಲ್ಲ. ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರ ಸಂಘವೂ ಖಂಡಿಸಲಿಲ್ಲ. ಏಕೆಂದರೆ, ಅವರೆಲ್ಲರ ವಿರುದ್ಧವೂ ಸೀತಾರಾಂ ಸತತವಾಗಿ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

ಆದರೆ ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಂ ಇಂಥ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳನ್ನು ಕರಾರುವಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ವರ್ಷಕ್ಕೊಮ್ಮೆ ಸೃಷ್ಟಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಜೈಲಿಗೆ ಹೋಗುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಅವರಿಗೆ ಕೋಳ ಹಾಕಿದಾಗಲೆಲ್ಲ ನಾವು ಖಂಡಿಸಲು ಹೊರಟುಬಿಟ್ಟರೆ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಕೊನೆಯೆಲ್ಲಿ, ಅರ್ಥವೆಲ್ಲಿ? ಒಮ್ಮೆ ಸೀತಾರಾಂ ಅವರ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಯಾರಾದರೂ ಬಿಡಿಸಿ ನೋಡಲಿ. ಅದರಲ್ಲಿ ಅತಿ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಬೈಯಲ್ಪಟ್ಟವರು ಇತರೆ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರೇ ಆಗಿರುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಸೀತಾರಾಂ ಅವರ ‘ಕರಾವಳಿ ಅಲೆ’ ಮತ್ತು ‘ಜಯಕಿರಣ’ ಎಂಬ ಎರಡು ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳ ಕದನವನ್ನು ಕರಾವಳಿಯ ಜನ ಎಷ್ಟೂಂತ ಓದುತ್ತಾರೆ? ಎಷ್ಟು ದಿನ ಅಂತ ಓದುತ್ತಾರೆ?

ಇವತ್ತಿನ ಪರಿಸ್ಥಿತಿಯೆಂದರೆ ಸೀತಾರಾಂ ಅವರ ಹಟಮಾರಿತನದ ಪರಿಣಾಮವಾಗಿ ಅವರದೇ ವರದಿಗಾರರು ಕೆಲಸಬಿಟ್ಟು ಹೋಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಬೇರೆ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗಳಿಗೆ, ಛಾನಲ್ ಗಳಿಗೆ ಸೇರಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಒಂದು ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಗೆ ಮಾಡಲು ಬೇಕಾದಷ್ಟು ಕೆಲಸವಿರುತ್ತದೆ. ಬರೆದಷ್ಟೂ ಸುದ್ದಿ ಸಿಕ್ಕುತ್ತದೆ. ಸೀತಾರಾಂ ತಮ್ಮ ದೃಷ್ಟಿಕೋನ ಬದಲಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಿ. ವಿಶಾಲಗೊಳಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲಿ, ಪದೇಪದೇ ಜೈಲು ಸೇರುವುದನ್ನು ಅವರು ಹೋರಾಟ ಅಂದುಕೊಂಡರೆ, ಅದು ಅವರ ಮತ್ತು ಅವರ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯ ಆರೋಗ್ಯಕ್ಕೆ ಒಳ್ಳೆಯದಲ್ಲ.

    For full article read:

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    ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ಬಲಿಪಶು ಭೋಜರಾಜ ಶೆಟ್ಟಿಯವರ ಪತ್ರಿಕಾಗೋಷ್ಠಿಯಯೂ ಟ್ಯೂಬ್ ವೀಡಿಯೋ: ಆರನೇ ನಿಮಿಷದಿಂದ (೬:೦೦) ನೋಡಿ.

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    ಹಿಂದಿನ ಬ್ಲಾಗ್ ವರದಿಗಳು:

    Blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam of Karavali Ale arrested again – this time on a non-bailable warrant issued by a court

    B.V.Seetharam’s victim speaks:”BVSee demanded 1 Lakh Rupees. BVSee has ruined our life”. Meanwhile D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN files misleading story on fellow journalist’s arrest.

    ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ಒಂದು ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿ ನೀಡುವಂತೆ ಬ್ಲಾಕ್ ಮೇಲ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದರು

    ಬಿವಿಸೀ ಬಂಧನ: ಡಜನ್ ಗಟ್ಟಳೆ ಕೇಸುಗಳಿರುವಾಗ, ಜಾಮೀನುರಹಿತ ವಾರಂಟುಗಳಿರುವಾಗ ಕೋಳ ಹಾಕಿ ಜೈಲಿಗೆ ಕಳಿಸದೆ ಗುಲಾಬಿ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹಾರ ಹಾಕಬೇಕೇ ಸ್ವಾಮೀ?

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    ತಾವು ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ಅಥವಾ ಕರಾವಳಿ ಅಲೆಯ ಪುಂಡು ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರಿಂದ ತೊಂದರೆಗೊಳಗಾದವರೇ? ಹಾಗಿದ್ದರೆ ಈ ವಿಳಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ಈ ಮೇಲ್ ಕಳಿಸಿರಿ. ತಮ್ಮ ಹೆಸರನ್ನು ಗೋಪ್ಯವಿಡಲಾಗುವುದು – udupipressvictim@gmail.com

    Were you or someone you know were harassed by B.V.Seetharam and his band of SSLC-fail reporters? Then send email to udupipressvictim@gmail.com with details. Your identity will be kept confidential.

    Help us expose this blackmailer B.V.Seetharam in the guise of journalist! Spread the word about this blog. 

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    B.V.Seetharam’s blackmail victim speaks:”B.V.Seetaram demanded 1 Lakh Rupees. BVSee has ruined my life”. Meanwhile D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN tries to cover his blackmailing friend by filing false stories

    January 9, 2009

    “ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ಒಂದು ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿ
    ನೀಡುವಂತೆ ಬ್ಲಾಕ್ ಮೇಲ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದರು”

    "B.V.Seetharam demanded one lakh rupees. When I didn't pay portrayed me as a rapist in his newspaper" - Bhojaraja Shetty in Press Conference, Udupi

    "B.V.Seetharam demanded one lakh rupees. When I didn't pay he portrayed me as a rapist in his newspaper" - Bhojaraja Shetty in Press Conference, Udupi

    B.V.Seetharam’s blackmail victim and person who filed defamation case against B.V.Seetharam shares his anguish in a Udupi Press Conference.

    For those who can’t read Kannada here are the excerpts from Press Conference in which B.V.Seetharam’s victim Mr.Bhojaraja Shetty explained mental agony he had to go through because of B.V.Seetaram’s blackmail journalism. News from “Hosadiganta” – an upright daily newspaper from Mangalore.

    UDUPI: “Witout any proof or basis, B.V.Seetaram of Karavali Ale newspaper portrayed me as a rapist. Please do not support such blackmail journalist who has ruined our life. Why aren’t you protesting such acts of B.V.Seetharam” asked Bhojaraja Shetty of Shankarapura (Udupi District).

    In a press conference Shetty asked if there is no value for common man when a blackmail journalist like B.V.Seetharam can portray anyone as a rapist. “For two years B.V.Seetharam has mentally tortured me by blackmailing for 1 Lakh Rupees. I had not done any wrong neither did I have any money to pay. So when I didn’t pay B.V.Seetharam, he portrayed me as a rapist in his newspapers. I have full belief that court will provide me justice, but I am horrified that blackmail journalist like B.V.Seetharam is getting support in some sections of the society” he said.

    Shetty also said “B.V.Seetharam ignored repeated summons on this case thus causing contempt of court. I had filed a case in July 31, 2007 and court had issued summons twice on July 7, 2008 and August 11, 2008. Still he did not respond and through Mangalore SP another warrant was issued on Nov 2, 2008. For defaming me, I need justice”.

    Bhojaraja Shetty’s wife Shakuntala Shetty and lawyer Girish Aithal were present in the press conference.

    Not surprisingly this Press Conference went unreported in most of the media.

    In earlier post we explored how media is acting as if they are above law and above anguish of a victim clearly shows how brutal and corrupt media can be when one of their own is caught redhanded and arrested per court order.

    Some more misinformation being spread by journalists of Karnataka to save one of their own:

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    D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN helps his blackmailing journalist friend B.V.Seetharam by twisting the issue and saying “Newspaper Editor held for criticising RSS”!

    D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN misguides viewers by spreading false news to cover his friend blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam

    Ugly mug shot of liar unprofessional journalist D.P.Satish of CNN-IBN who misguided viewers by spreading false news to cover his friend blackmail journalist B.V.Seetharam. Please send email to editor@ibnlive.com to expose this false reporting of D.P.Satish

    Can there be more shameful conduct than this? Facts are B.V.Seetharam was arrested on a non-bailable warrant issued by court and police just implemented the warrant. And warrant was for a defamation case where B.V.Seetharam had portrayed an innocent person as a rapist in his newspaper because that person did not pay up 1 Lakh Rupees asked by B.V.Seetharam.

    Please expose this liar D.P.Satish by writing to his bosses at editor@ibnlive.com. Whatever D.P.Satish’s political viewpoint is, it is totally unnecessary to drag RSS, BJP when B.V.Seetharam was arrested on a non-bailable warrant issued by a court in a defamation case. D.P.Satish is unprofessional journalist and media man who need to be investigated by busybodies in media for twisting the story to suit his viewpoint.

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    Blackmail journalist B.V.Seetaram of Karavali Ale Arrested Again – this time on a non-bailable warrant. Some in “media” protest which begs a question – Are Journalists Above the Law?

    January 7, 2009

    ಬಿವಿಸೀ ಬಂಧನ: ಡಜನ್ ಗಟ್ಟಳೆ ಕೇಸುಗಳಿರುವಾಗ,
    ಜಾಮೀನುರಹಿತ ವಾರಂಟುಗಳಿರುವಾಗ
    ಕೋಳ ಹಾಕಿ ಜೈಲಿಗೆ ಕಳಿಸದೆ
    ಗುಲಾಬಿ ಮಲ್ಲಿಗೆ ಹಾರ ಹಾಕಬೇಕೇ ಸ್ವಾಮೀ?

    B.V.Seetharam is a habitual offender, blackmailing sleazy journalist who has spent many a nights in jails. Should court and police garland him instead of handcuffing him!??

    B.V.Seetharam is a habitual offender, blackmailing sleazy journalist who has spent many a nights in jails. Should court and police garland him instead of handcuffing him!??

    ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯ ಎರಡೆರಡು ಬಾರಿ ಜಾಮೀನುರಹಿತ ವಾರಂಟ್ ಹೊರಡಿಸಿದಾಗ ಅದನ್ನು ಹರಿದು ಹಾಕಿ ಸುಮ್ಮನೆ ಕೂತ “ಕಭೀ ಹಾಂ ಕಭೀ ನಾ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತ” ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ಈಗ ಪೊಲೀಸರು ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯದ ಆದೇಶದಂತೆ ಬಂಧನನಕ್ಕೊಳಗಾದಾಗ ಚಿಲ್ಲರೆ ಕಳ್ಳರಂತೆ ಕುಂಯ್ಯೋ ಮುಂರ್ರೋ ಎಂದು ಅರಚುವುದು ನಾಚಿಕೆಯ ಸಂಗತಿ.

    ಅಷ್ಟಕ್ಕೂ ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್ ಮೇಲೆ ಕರಾವಳಿಯ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯಗಳಲ್ಲಿ, ಪೊಲೀಸ್ ಠಾಣೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಇಂತಹ ಡಜನ್ ಗಟ್ಟಳೆ ಕೇಸುಗಳಿವೆ – ಕಳೆದ ವರ್ಷವಷ್ಟೇ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನಲ್ಲಿ, ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಂಧನಕ್ಕೊಳಗಾಗಿ ಜೈಲು ವಾಸ ಅನುಭವಿಸಿದ ಸೀರಿಯಲ್ ಜೈಲುವಾಸಿ ಈ ಬಿ.ವಿ.ಸೀತಾರಾಮ್.

    ಹೀಗೆ ಡಜನ್ ಗಟ್ಟಲೆ ಕೇಸುಗಳು, ಜೈಲುವಾಸದ ಇತಿಹಾಸವಿರುವ ಬಿವಿಸೀಯಂತಹವರಿಗೆ ಕೋಳ ಹಾಕದೆ ಗುಲಾಬಿ ಹಾರ ಹಾಕಬೇಕಿತ್ತೆಯೆಂದು ಕರಾವಳಿಯ ಜನರು ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

    ಉಡುಪಿಯಲ್ಲೂ ನ್ಯಾಯಲಯಕ್ಕೆ ಹಾಜರಾದಾಗ ತನ್ನ ಗೂಂಡಾ ಮಿತ್ರರಿಗೆ ಫೋನ್ ಮಾಡಿಸಿ ಕಿಡ್ನಾಪ್ ಡ್ರಾಮಾ ಅಥವಾ ಹಲ್ಲೆಯ ನಾಟಕ ಮಾಡುವುದು ಬಿವಿಸೀಯ ಉದ್ದೇಶವಾಗಿತ್ತು ಎಂದು ಹೇಳಲಾಗಿದೆ – ಅದರಂತೆ ಖಚಿತ ಮಾಹಿತಿಯ ಪ್ರಕಾರ ಪೊಲೀಸರು ಕೋಳ ತೊಡಿಸಿದರೆಂದು ಹೇಳಲಾಗಿದೆ. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಪುಷ್ಟಿ ಕೊಡುವಂತೆ, ಪೊಟೊಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯದ ಆವರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಬಿವಿಸೀ ಸುತ್ತ ಮುತ್ತ ಕೆಲ ರೌಡಿ ಶೀಟರುಗಳು ಠಳಾಯಿಸುತ್ತಿರುವುದನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದಾಗಿದೆ.

    B V Seetaram sorrounded by rowdy sheeters called by himself

    Did B.V.Seetaram plan an "attack" on himself in Udupi Court and Hospital premises? Some of the notorious underworld characters in Coastal Karnataka are seen around him in above photo.

    ಕರಾವಳಿಯ ನೈಜ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರಾರೂ ಈ ಬ್ಲ್ಯಾಕ್ ಮೇಲ್ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತನ ಬಂಧನದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತಲೆ ಕೆಡಿಸಿಕೊಳ್ಳದಿರುವಾಗ ದೂರದ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, ಮೈಸೂರು, ಡೆಲ್ಲಿಯ ಲೆಟರ್ ಹೆಡ್ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮ ಸಂಘಟಣೆಗಳು ನೈಜ ವಿಷಯ ಅರಿಯದೇ ಬಿವಿಸೀಯ ಬಂಧನವನ್ನು ಮಾಧ್ಯಮದ ಮೇಲಿನ ಧಾಳಿಯೆಂದು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸರಕಾರದ ಮೇಲೆ ಗೂಬೆ ಹೊರಿಸಲು ಮುಂದಾಗಿರುವುದಕ್ಕೆ ಕನಿಕರ ಪಡಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ. ನ್ಯಾಯಾಲಯದ ಆದೇಶದಂತೆ ಬಂಧನಕ್ಕೊಳಗಾಗಿರುವ ಬಿವಿಸೀಯ ಪರವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರತಿಭಟನೆ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿರುವವರು ತನ್ಮೂಲಕ ನ್ಯಾಯಲಯ ನಿಂದನೆ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ.

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    B.V.Seetaram of Karavali Ale Arrested in Udupi on non-bailable warrant issued by court

    B.V.Seetharam who runs a sprawling blackmail journalism empire in Coastal Karnataka is behind bars, again. This time on a non-bailable warrant issued by Hon’be Court on a defamation case.

    Jail time is not new for B.V.Seetaram who has been earlier accused of fostering riots between Hindus, Muslims and Christians in Coastal Karnataka by publishing unsubstantiated rumours as news. He was arrested last year for inciting hate against Jains. Seetaram’s emphire built on blackmailing innocents with threat of publishing false news. Karavali Ale reporters are known all over Coastal Karnataka for their blackmailing tactics.

    Some facts on the most recent case and relevant time line:

    DEC 2007 – B.V.Seetaram calls Bhoja Shetty of Shirva, Udupi threatening to publish an article alleging rape by Bhoja Shetty. Bhoja Shetty refuses to give any money to B.V.Seetharam

    Dec 17, 2007 – Karavali Ale publishes a story alleging Bhojaraj Shetty committed rape and is hiding in Shabarimale (Kerala)

    Early 2008 – Bhojaraja Shetty goes to court alleging harassment and defamation by the above report. Court considers the case after evaluating the false report and issues summons to B.V.Seetaram. No response from B.V.Seetaram to repeated summons by the court.

    Dec 12, 2008 – Court issues non bailable warrant against B.V.Seetaram. Seetaram ignores it again.

    Jan 4, 2009 – B.V.Seetaram arrested in Udupi District per court order.

    These are the facts and police are only implementing court order.

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    B.V.SEETHARAM IS A REPEAT OFFENDER

    Sleazy journalist B V Seetharam is a habitual offender - with such an impressive arrest history is it surprising police handcuffed him?

    Sleazy journalist B V Seetharam is a habitual offender - with such an impressive arrest history is it surprising police handcuffed him?

    B.V.Seetaram is a repeat offender who has made multiple trips to jails and faces dozens of court cases across Karnataka State due to blackmail journalism he practices. Just Google B.V.Seetaram Karavali Ale Blackmail and you can see his exploits. (Click here on his earlier arrest where even Karnataka State High Court rejected his bail application) Everyone know repeat offenders are handcuffed – so why special treatment to repeat offender like B.V.Seetaram? Why are some in media protesting this? Is Media above rule of law in Karnataka?

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    B.V.SEETARAM planned escape from Udupi Court and Hospital premises?

    One of the rumours floating around Udupi is B.V.Seetaram had planned for an elaborate drama by asking his underworld buddies to “kidnap” or “attack” him while in Udupi Court and Hospital premises. In above photos one can see some of the notorious rowdy sheeters behind Seetaram. Did Udupi Police get hint of his plan and handcuff him? This seems plausible since B.V.Seetaram is known for his drama – like torching his own office to get insurance money, planning attack on his own printing press and distributors to get sympathy in the name of “freedom of press”.

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    Contempt of court by those protesting B.V.Seetaram’s Arrest? Why no one is shedding any tears for B.V.Seetaram in Coastal Karnataka

    Without knowing facts journalists protest arrest of B.V.Seetaram. Are they aware that court ordered the arrest and protesting against arrest is equivalent to protesting against court?

    Without knowing facts journalists protest arrest of B.V.Seetaram. Are they aware that court ordered the arrest and protesting against arrest is equivalent to protesting against court? Also seen in the photo is Gowri Lankesh - a known Naxal Leftist Terrorist Supporter in Bangalore.

    Since police are only implementing court order, it is not clear why some journalists are protesting against B.V.Seetaram’s arrest.

    Note that no genuine media personalities in Coastal Karnataka are shedding any tears for B.V.Seetaram as everyone here is well aware of his blackmail tactics. Only those like Gowri Lankesh (a naxal supporter), K.B.Ganapathy of Star of Mysore are protesting without knowing above facts.

    Isn’t this contempt of court? Is the law different for journalists? Or are journalists above the law? Hon’ble Courts should take suo moto notice of these protests and issue notices to protesting journalists.

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    B.V.Seetaram claims he is not an Editor when it suits him – when BVSee himself is claiming he is not a journalist / Editor why are other journalists saying it is a Freedom of Press issue?

    B.V.Seetharam does not hesistate to send his office peons to jail by naming them as Editor and Publisher and washing off his hands from Karavali Ale’s blackmail journalism. (Click here how he misguided Press Council, Editors Guild earlier)

    This is to protect himself from law. While poor “Editor”s end up in jail B.V.Seetaram continues his business by making blackmailing calls to innocent victims to collect money.

    So big question is when B.V.See himself claims he is not Editor or Journalist why are other so-called journalists protesting his arrest in places like Bangalore and Mysore?
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    Judge dismisses Adi Udupi case – was whole incident creation of media?

    August 2, 2008

    ರಾಜ್ಯ ಮತ್ತು ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ ಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಸುದ್ದಿ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದ “ಆದಿ ಉಡುಪಿ ಬೆತ್ತಲೆ” ಪ್ರಕರಣವೆಂದೇ ಬಣ್ಣಿಸಲ್ಪಟ್ಟಿದ್ದ ಕೇಸನ್ನು ಉಡುಪಿಯ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಧೀಶರು ವಜಾಮಾಡಿ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಶಂಕಿತ ಆರೋಪಿಗಳನ್ನು ಬಿಡುಗಡೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ.(ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ)

    “ಕನ್ನಡಪ್ರಭ” ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯ ಮೊದಲ ಪುಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾದ ಈ ಸುದ್ದಿ, ೨೦೦೫ರಲ್ಲಿ ಎಲ್ಲೆಡೆ ಸುದ್ದಿಯಾಗಿ ಉಡುಪಿಯ ಹೆಸರಿಗೆ ಎಲ್ಲಿಲ್ಲದ ಕಳಂಕ ತಂದಿತ್ತಲ್ಲದೇ ಕೋಮು ಗಲಭಗೂ ಕಾರಣವಾಗಿತ್ತು. ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ವಿಧಾನ ಮಂಡಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ ವರದಿಯನ್ನೇ ಆಧಾರವಾಗಿಸಿ ಅಂದಿನ ಸರಕಾರ ಸಿಓಡಿ ತನಿಖೆಗೂ ಆದೇಶ ಮಾಡಿತ್ತು.

    ಇಶ್ಟೆಲ್ಲಾ ಆದದ್ದು ಯಕಃಶ್ಶಿತ್ ಒಂದು ಪತ್ರಿಕಾ ವರದಿ (ಕನ್ನಡಪ್ರಭ) ಮತ್ತು ಫೊಟೋದಿಂದಯೆಂಬುದನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.

    ನ್ಯಾಯಾಧೀಶರು ತಮ್ಮ ಆದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಫೊಟೋ ನಕಲಿಯೆಂಬ ಸಂಶಯ ವ್ಯಕ್ತ ಪಡಿಸಿದ್ದಾರಲ್ಲದೆ ಕಂಪ್ಯೂಟರ್ ಗ್ರಾಫಿಕ್ಸ್ ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿ ಚಿತ್ರವನ್ನು ಸಂಯೋಜನೆ ಮಾಡಿರುವ ಸಾಧ್ಯತೆಯಿದೆಯೆಂದೂ ಶಂಕಿಸಿದ್ದಾರೆ!

    ಇಶ್ಟ್ಟೆಲ್ಲಾ ಅನಾಹುತಗಳಿಗೆ ಕಾರಣರನಾದ, ಫೊಟೋಕ್ಕಾಗಿ “ಕನ್ನಡಪ್ರಭ”ದಿಂದ ಎರಡು ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂಪಾಯಿ ವಸೂಲಿ ಮಾಡಿದ ಉಡುಪಿಯ ಬೆತ್ತಲೆ  ಫೊಟೋಗ್ರಾಫರ್ ಉಮೇಶ್ ಮಾರ್ಪಳ್ಲಿ ಮತ್ತು “ಕನ್ನಡಪ್ರಭ”ದ ಉಡುಪಿ ವರದಿಗಾರ, ನಕ್ಸಲ್ ಹಿತಚಿಂತಕ ಸುಭಾಸ್ ಚಂದ್ರ ವಾಗ್ಳೆ ಇದೀಗ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಯಲದಿಂದ ಉಗಿಸಿಕೊಂಡರೂ ನಾಚಿಕೆಯಿಲ್ಲದೆ ತಮಗೇನೂ ಆಗಿಲ್ಲವೆಂಬಂತೆ ಓಡಿಕೊಂಡಿರುವುದು ಸೋಜಿಗದ ಸಂಗತಿ.

    ೨೦೦೫ರಲ್ಲಿ ದಿನಗಟ್ಟಳೆ ಈ ಪ್ರಕರಣವನ್ನು ಮುಖಪುಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಸಾಲೆ ಹಾಕಿ ಹಿಂಡಿ ಹಾಕಿ ಕೋಮು ಗಲಭೆಗೆ ಕಾರಣವಾಗಿ ತನ್ನ circulation ಹೆಚ್ಹಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಿದ್ದ “ಕನ್ನಡಪ್ರಭ”ವಂತೂ ನ್ಯಾಯಾಧೀಶರ ಆದೇಶವನ್ನು ಯಾವುದೋ ಒಳಪುಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಣ್ಣದಾಗಿ ಪ್ರಕಟಿಸಿದೆ.

    ಉಡುಪಿಯಂತಹ ಸುಸಂಕೃತ ಸಮುದಾಯಕ್ಕೆ ಮಸಿ ಬಳೆದ ಈ ಪ್ರಕರಣ ಮಾಧ್ಯಮಗಳ ಸ್ಪಶ್ಟಿಯೇ ಅಥವಾ “ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಪೋರಂ ಫಾರ್ ಡಿಗ್ನಿಟಿ”/”ಜನಪರ ವೇದಿಕೆ”/”ಕೋಮು ಸೌಹಾರ್ದ ವೇದಿಕೆ” ಯಂತಹ ದೇಶ ವಿರೋಧಿ ಸಂಘಟನೆಗಳ ಸಮಾಜಕ್ಕೆ ಬೆಂಕಿ ಹಚ್ಹುವ ಕೆಲಸವೇ ಎಂಬುದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ತನಿಖೆ ನಡೆಯಬೇಕಾಗಿದೆ.

    LANCO vs CAMPCO – Ignorant “activists” take Udupi “journalists” for a ride yet again! “ಕ್ಯಾಂಪ್ಕೋ” ಮತ್ತು “ಲಾಂಕೋ” ವ್ಯತ್ಯಾಸ ಅರಿಯದ ಉಡುಪಿ ಅವಿವೇಕಿ ಪತ್ರಕರ್ತರು!

    December 5, 2007

    Idiot journalists don’t know difference between LANCO and CAMPCO 

    Earlier we reported on this blog how journalists of Udupi are being misused by various foreign funded anti development activist groups.

    Yet another incident has come to light – hilarious incident but shows the precarious nature of journalism in Udupi and calibre / intelligence of the journalists in this district.

    In a nutshell:

    As usual foreign fund rich protest group led by NRI Balakrishna Shetty from Dubai (with vested interest in various export business – hence the push for “Gas based Power plant is ok” theme of this group) called a press conference in Udupi to talk about their “protest” against Nagarjuna Thermal Plant in Nandikuru, Udupi District.

    So called “scientist”Mr.Vijaya Kumar Hegdeof anti-Nagarjuna group – same Vijay Kumar Hegde who even now claims there is no power shortage in Karnataka – asked people of district to boycott famous Kadri Kambala – because LANCO President Madhusudhan Rao is attending the event (LANCO being mother-ship of Nagarjuna Power Company)  Journalists duly noted that down without any cross checks and the same was published across newspapers.

    A simple Google search for LANCO would have shown the name of LANCO’s President –  Lagadapathi Madhusudhan Rao– not to mention LANCO being a publicly traded company in Stock Exchange. Or journalists could have called organisers of Kadri Kambala to find out if indeed LANCO has sponsored Kadri Kambala this year!

    It turned out Mr.Madhusoodhan Rao in question is Managing Director of CAMPCOand Kadri Kambala is no way connected or sponsored by LANCO!

    See below a “sorry-we-were-wrong-but-it-is-not-our-fault” report from Udayavani (screenshot from Udayavani online) on the same issue. At least Udayavani had the decency while all other newspapers remained silent.

    LANCO vs CAMPCO

    Predictably organisers of Kadri Kambala and public in general flooded newspaper offices about this goof up. And as usual newspapers without admitting their embarrassing gaffe washed their hands off the incident by blaming it all on Mr.Vijaya Kumar Shetty – who in turn wriggled out by issuing a lame excuse.

    While some can say this is a minor goofup, bigger question is – how can we trust what is published in newspapers when these journalists can’t even get basic facts right – like name of President/CEO of well known companies?

    Moreover it is a mystery why they continue to support and publish baseless statements from idiots like Vijay Kumar Hegde who claims to be a scientist but has become a laughing stock for his baseless and hilarious statements about the project?

    For a change why can’t Udupi journalists investigate the background of anti-development protesters? For starters they can check who is funding these groups and why some long distance NRI patriot like Balakrishna Shetty of Dubai is so keen on opposing Thermal plant while silently pushing for Gas based power plant?

    It is a pity to see journalists – supposed to be well informed and well connected – being taken for a ride by vested groups and become laughing stock!

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    B.C.Road – KARAVALI ALE bundles burnt – tired of Karavali Ale’s blackmail journalism, people take law into their own hands!

    September 1, 2007

    Tired of Karavali Ale’s blackamail, people burn newspaper copies in B.C.Road 

    According to reports, newspaper bundles of “Karavali Ale” – a well known rumour mongering, blackmailing eveninger in Coastal Karnataka – were burnt by people who are sick and tired of its Editor/Owner B.V.Seetharam and his gang of unethical, corrupt, blackmail journalists.

    ಬಿ.ಸಿ.ರೋಡ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕರಾವಳಿ ಅಲೆಗೆ ಅದರ ಸ್ಥಾನ – ಚರಂಡಿ – ತೋರಿಸಿದ ಉದ್ರಿಕ್ತ ಜನರು!

    People throw Karavali Ale into garbage

    Karavali Ale which has ignited communal riots and whose Editor-in-Chief, B.V.Seetharam was arrested few months back for inciting hatred against minority community is also known for publicity stunts like damaging his own printing press to gain publicity and sympathy (and of course cheat insurance companies and banks!)

    Don’t be surprised the usual shameless suspects like Press Clubs, Komu Souharda Vedike, Janapara Vedike take a protest march against this.

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    Keep watching this space for Exclusive on Karavali Ale’s reporter caught in hidden cam investigation! Keep those tips coming at udupipressvictim@gmail.com

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