A court here Tuesday asked Delhi Police to file reply in a case against yoga guru Baba Ramdev for allegedly giving an objectionable speech against parliamentarians.
Metropolitan Magistrate Purshotam Pathak asked the Patel Nagar police station in central Delhi to file an action taken report in the case by June 22.
The court was hearing a private complaint filed by a law student, Vibhor Anand, who alleged that Ramdev uttered offensive words intentionally and with malafide intent to lower the credibility and reputation of parliament and its representatives.
Vibhor Anand’s counsel V.K. Anand requested the court to lodge a case against Ramdev on charges of sedition and statements conducing to public mischief.
The petition alleged that Ramdev gave the objectionable speech during a yoga camp at Durg in Chhattisgarh May 2.The counsel told the court that the accused called the parliamentarians dacoits, murderers and illiterates.According to the petition, Ramdev said that the parliamentarians were friends and slaves of money and they did not like labourers.
“They (parliamentarians) are devils in the form of human beings… they have been seated in parliament, but they do not deserve it,” the petition said, quoting Ramdev.
The law student, whose NGO based in West Patel Nagar provides legal aid to people, has also filed a case against right to information activist and Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal alleging that he also made an objectionable speech at a rally in Ghaziabad Feb 26 with malafide intention to lower the reputation of parliament