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Action against cops involved in Ramlila crackdown

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 15:18

New Delhi: Action will be taken against
erring police personnel involved in midnight crackdown on yoga guru Ramdev and his supporters at the Ramlila ground last June
after identifying them, Government told the Rajya Sabha Wednesday.

Those police personnel who committed excesses at Ramlila
Maidan on the night of June 4-5, 2011 "will be identified and
action will be taken," Home Minister P Chidambaram said during
Question Hour.

He said the government was obliged to honour the Supreme
Court judgement on the action taken by police against Ramdev
and his followers on the night of June 5, 2011.

Earlier, Prakash Javedkar (BJP) pointed out that 5,000
police personnel, in presence of Police Commissioner, cane
charged 10,000 protestors who were sleeping. There was no reason for provocation and yet the protestors were beaten up, he said.
The Supreme Court in its judgement on February 23 had
noted that while some of the police personnel were very
cooperative with the members of the assembly and helped them
to vacate the ground, some others were violent and inflicted
cane injuries.

Delhi Police has constituted a fact-finding committee to
conduct the preliminary enquiry and identify the erring
officers and recommended the nature of departmental action to
be taken against each officer in compliance with the order of
the Court, the minister informed.
Besides, as per the direction of the Supreme Court, a
fresh FIR has been registered on March 9 at Kamla Market
Police Station, the Home Minister.

To another related question, Chidambaram said government
was studying the Supreme Court`s judgement.


First Published: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 15:18

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