[caption id="attachment_821217"] Yoga guru Ramdev was the target of an attack by a man who threw black ink on his face at a press conference he was addressing on his plans to campaign against black money in the coming assembly elections.[/caption]
Ramdev was seated along with Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy at the Constitution Club in the heart of the capital.
Ramdev's right eye was blackened with ink by the man identified as Kamran Siddiqui.
Kamran Siddiqui is a resident of Delhi who is said to be running an NGO 'Real Cause' which is a petitioner in the Batla House encounter case.
Ramdev's supporters at the conference caught him and manhandled him before police took him away.
There was lot of jostling around when police escorted the yoga guru away from the club.
The man, whose shirt was torn and removed, was seen bleeding from his lips.
Jaideep, Ramdev's close aide, claimed that Siddiqui had gained entry into the hall carrying a walkie talkie apparently posing as a security personnel.
He also claimed that a bottle of acid was recovered from Siddiqui.
[caption id="attachment_821226"] Ramdev, who immediately wound up the press conference, later said he was not deterred by such attacks and would continue his campaign with full force against corruption. [/caption]
Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare condemned the incident, saying that the man who threw ink on Ramdev tried to blacken the entire democracy, and not just the yoga guru.
Ramdev had earlier announced that he would campaign against corruption and black money while targeting the Congress in the five states where Assembly elections are being held.