New Delhi: Baba Ramdev and Janata Party chief
Subramanian Swamy did not incite any communal passion, leading
to the beating up of a man by their followers for throwing
black ink on yoga guru`s face in a press meet here, the city
police told a Delhi court on Wednesday.
In a report to the court of Metropolitan Magistrate
Jasjeet Kaur, police said, "During the press conference, Baba
Ramdev neither spoke against the Muslim community nor abetted
the supporters to assault him (Kamran Siddiqui). Subramanian
Swamy was also with Baba Ramdev and he also did not incite any
person to assault Siddiqui."
The report, which gave clean chit to Ramdev and Swamy, was
filed by the police in response to the court`s direction to it
on a private complaint by Siddiqui, seeking prosecution of
Ramdev and Swamy, allegedly for committing offences of
promoting communal enmity, assaulting and dishonouring him
besides trying to kill him.
The court fixed the matter for further hearing on March 6
and asked the police to file a fresh status report on
Siddiqui`s medical records.
It also asked the police to explain as to why Siddiqui
was not examined at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital instead of Lady
Hardinge Hospital here.
Quoting Siddiqui`s medical reports, the station house
officer (SHO) of the Parliament Street police station said the
the nature of injuries inflicted on him were "simple" and no
witness or evidence has been found which could substantiate the allegation that the yoga guru and his supporters incited
communal passion after the ink-throwing incident on January 14
in the press meet at Constitutional Club here.