Adhokshjanand demands probe into Ramdev`s assets

Accusing Ramdev of acquiring illegal assets, Shankaracharya of Govardhanpeeth Swami Adhokshjanand demanded a probe into the wealth of the yoga guru.

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2011, 18:57 PM IST

Dehra Dun: Accusing Ramdev of acquiring
illegal assets, Shankaracharya of Govardhanpeeth Swami Adhokshjanand on Sunday demanded a probe into the wealth of the
yoga guru.

"He (Ramdev) takes the names of revolutionaries but
his deeds are shameful especially when he wore the clothes of
a woman," he told reporters here today.

The swami accused Ramdev of acquiring illegal assets
and asked him to first declare his assets to the people before
fighting for black money stashed abroad.
The seer alleged that "the entire drama was enacted at
the behest of RSS" and asked the sadhus and seers to keep
themselves away from politics.

"Such kind of acts of Ramdev could create communal
disturbances in the country," the swami said.
He also demanded stern action against Ramdev`s close
aide Acharya Balkrishna for allegedly making a forged
passport.

Congress MLA from Tehri Kishore Upadhyay, who was
accompanying the Shankaracharya, criticised Uttarakhand Chief
Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank "for providing all help to
Ramdev."

Ramdev was on a hunger strike against corruption
along with his followers when the police, on the government`s
orders, decided to dismantle the elaborate camp that had been
set up at Delhi`s Ramlila Maidan.

The yoga guru was caught dressed as a woman while
heading away from the camp towards the railway station.

Ramdev, who ended his indefinite hunger strike today,
made public details of his business empire worth over Rs 1,100
crore on June 9.

PTI