The COO of SunTV, Hansraj Saxena, has confessed to his company having created and morphed the video of Paramahamsa Nithyananda Swami for the purpose of defaming him and for extortion. The COO had given this confession to both the Media and to the Police Commissioner of Chennai.
Affidavit by Hansraj Saxena given to the District Court in California
Apart from this charge of morphing and extortion that Swami Nithyandanda had accused him of, Saxena had also been arrested on the charges of cheating many including a film distributor from Salem. EconomicTimes, 13 July 2011
Earlier on the High Court of Karnataka in it’s interim ruling against 9 TV Channels had strongly condemned their telecast of the fake video without verification and ordered them to stop distributing it on their channels. High Court Injunction against 9 Media Houses: Link to Ruling
Vijay TV, a popular Tamil Channel in South India and Aaj Tak a widely distributed news agency from the north of India had publicly tendered apologies to Sri Nithyananda and actress Ranjitha for spreading the fake video and related news.