Baba Ramdev wants `Z-plus` security

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 22:34

Dehradun: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has requested
the Uttarakhand government to provide him with `Z-plus`
security considering his vulnerability to attacks from his
opponents.

"Baba Ramdev has been exposing the intentions of MNCs in
the field of health and beverages, launching a tirade against
corruption and establishing Indian tradition and culture. So,
he has become a target of his opponents," general secretary of
Ramdev`s Haridwar-based Patanjali Yogpeeth Acharya Balkrishna
said.

Since he also floated a political party `Bharat
Swabhiman Trust` and has announced to contest the next
general elections, the number of opponents who may harm him
have increased, he said.

Balkrishna said he has recently sent a letter to the
Uttarakhand government asking for providing `Z-plus level`
security to the yoga guru.

Currently, Ramdev has been given `Y-level` security.

`Independent commission should probe corruption`

Ramdev, Magsaysay
awardee Kiran Bedi, activists Swami Agnivesh and Anna Hazare
among others have written to the Prime Minister demanding an
independent commission to probe corruption cases allegedly
involving high-profile people.

The group said none of the agencies probing cases of
alleged corruption in the Commonwealth Games has powers to
bring high-profile politicians to book. They said the group
has filed a complaint with the Parliament Street Police
station in this regard.

"In 2G spectrum case, CBI registered a criminal case
almost a year back. Despite severe admonition by the Supreme
Court on several subsequent occasions, CBI is yet to make
headway in the case...Delhi Police and CBI report precisely to
same set of people, some of whom are involved in such crimes,"
the letter to Prime Minister said.

-PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 22:34

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