Court asks police to register case against Ramdev

Last Updated: Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 13:40

Jodhpur: A court here has ordered police to register a case against yoga guru Ramdev and initiate an inquiry against him for his controversial "honeymoon" remark against Rahul Gandhi.

The court of Metropolitan Magistrate gave this order while admitting an Istegasa (legal) complaint by Vijay Rao of Jodhpur on Friday through his counsel MA Rao demanding an FIR against Ramdev and an appropriate action against him for his comments involving the Dalit community.
Ramdev had stoked a controversy last month by stating that, "Rahul goes to Dalits` houses for honeymoon and picnic."

After massive outrage, Ramdev had expressed regret for the remarks.
"The court admitted the Istegasa yesterday and ordered police to register an FIR against Ramdev under Sections 171(C) of IPC (interfere with free exercise of any electoral right commits the offence of undue influence at an election) and 3 (1) (X) of SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which stands for making insulting remarks pertaining to the caste or community) and initiate an investigation against him," said MA Rao, the counsel for the complainant.


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First Published: Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 13:40

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