Give reports to Rajbala's kin: SC to Centre

Give reports to Rajbala's kin: SC to Centre

A Bench of Justices B S Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar termed the attitude of the government as unfair and unfortunate as the victim’s counsel submitted that the government failed to supply them the necessary reports.

“Give the autopsy and medical reports to the family,” Justice Kumar said.
Rajbala, who had suffered spinal injuries during the police action on June 5, died on September 26.

The court also asked senior advocates Ram Jethmalani and Harish Salve, appearing for Ramdev and Delhi police respectively and amicus curiae Rajeev Dhawan, to exchange the CDs and DVDs purportedly showing the police action at the camp.

“Have you seen the CD? Some parts of the DVDs supplied have shown a little violence,” the Bench said.

Jethmalani said he had not been provided with the electronic records, prompting the court to issue directions to make available, all CDs and DVDs to the senior advocate.

Dhawan submitted that he wanted to have written submission on behalf of every party.

On June 6, the court had taken suo motu cognisance of the police action and asked the Centre and Delhi police to explain why they resorted to such an action in the middle of the night, against the yoga guru and his followers. Police denied the allegation and claimed that it had used force to evict the yoga guru and his supporters from the site.