Didn't baton-charge Ramdev supporters: Delhi Police

Didn't baton-charge Ramdev supporters: Delhi Police

Delhi Police will file an affidavit in Supreme Court explaining its contention.
"We have no other way but to file an affidavit as the Supreme Court has directed us to do so," a senior police officer told IANS.

Describing what happened at Ramlila Ground on the night of June 4, the police officer said they were forced to retaliate after Baba Ramdev's supporters started throwing stones and flower pots at them when they tried to reach the stage where the yoga guru was sitting.
He also said that permission to use Ramlila Ground was given for a yoga camp, and not for any other purpose.

"In the affidavit to be filed, we will definitely deny that police lathi-charged the followers of Baba Ramdev at Ramlila Maidan (Ground)," he said.

Meanwhile, 51-year-old Rajbala, who suffered spine injuries in the incident, continued to be in a critical condition at G.B. Pant hospital in the city.

Taking suo motu cognisance of forceful eviction of Ramdev and his followers from the Ramlila Ground, the Supreme Court had sought a response from the Delhi Police on the incident.

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