Sedition charge against Ramdev in Bihar

Ramdev said that he will build a force of 11,000 men and women.

Patna: A Congress leader on Thursday filed a complaint of sedition in a Bihar court against yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his close associate Acharya Balkrishna for threatening to form an armed militia.

The chief judicial magistrate in Patna civil court accepted the complaint filed by a Vinay Kumar Singh.

Vinay Singh`s lawyer Shruti Singh told a news agency that the complaint seeks their prosecution for challenging sovereignty of the country. The court will hear the case next week.

Ramdev, who is on a fast against corruption, Wednesday said that he will build a force of 11,000 men and women who will be imparted `shaastra` (vedic education) and `shastra` (arms training).

He said that while he does not favour an armed rebellion, he would not allow the security forces to act like they did at Delhi`s Ramlila Ground when they used force to break up a mass rally attended by thousands of his supporters post-midnight June 4.


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