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Ramdev swoop: SC warns police against wrong info

Ramdev swoop: SC warns police against wrong info

In the affidavit filed in the apex court Delhi Police had claimed that it acted on its own during the crackdown.

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has warned Delhi Police that if the information given in its affidavit about the midnight swoop on Baba Ramdev and his supporters at the Ramlila Ground on the intervening night of June 4-5 is found to be incorrect, the court will issue notices to the Home Ministry and the Central Government.

In the affidavit filed in the apex court Delhi Police had claimed that it acted on its own during the crackdown.

The Supreme Court appointed Amicus Curiae Rajiv Dhawan earlier had informed that the midnight swoop on Baba Ramdev was an organised crackdown to meet political ends and that the Delhi Police was in constant touch with Home Ministry.

Earlier, during the hearing in August 2011 Dhawan had accused the Delhi Police of perpetrating violence on innocent people during its crackdown on Ramdev. He had castigated the Delhi Police for its action on Ramdev saying that the police used force on innocent people to break the agitation at Ramlila Maidan.

The amicus curiae, which means advisor to court, quoted from police wireless logs of June 5, the night Ramdev was evicted from Ramlila Maidan.

One of the messages said Kamla Market police are beating people at Ramlila Maidan while another one says CRPF is not obeying orders and is moving out of Ramlila Maidan.

However, Delhi Police officials had blamed Baba Ramdev for the chaos at Ramlila Maidan following his fast. Delhi Police had told the Supreme Court that Ramdev's behaviour led to a law and order problem at Ramlila Maidan.

According to the police Ramdev was given a permission to hold a yoga camp for 5,000 people, but very soon the numbers swelled to more than 50,000.

The apex had issued notices to the Union Home Secretary, Delhi Chief Secretary and the Delhi Police for the midnight swoop.

first published:January 09, 2012, 17:17 IST