Government refutes Ramdev`s charge of using CBI against him
Government on Monday rejected claims by Ramdev that he was being framed in a case related to the disappearance of his guru.
New Delhi: Government on Monday rejected claims by Ramdev that he was being framed in a case related to the disappearance of his guru.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that Congress and the UPA does not believe in the concept of vendetta or victimisation.
Ramdev`s allegations came after CBI recorded his statement last week in connection with its probe in the alleged kidnapping of his `guru` Swami Shankar Dev who mysteriously went missing six years ago while taking a morning walk in Haridwar.
"My guru went missing seven years ago but the government and the CBI never bothered about the case. Now they have suddenly shown interest and I welcome this," he said.
He said if the CBI`s plan was to make him as an accused in the case based on the letter of a Congress leader, then the agency`s basis of investigation was "wrong."
"Suddenly they have converted it into a case of kidnapping. So far I do not doubt the intention of CBI. But I have doubts over the intentions of those who are guiding the CBI," he told a TV channel.
But Tewari rejected Ramdev`s claims saying he is "not a factor in public discourse in this country or in politics in this country."
"Why would the Congress party or the UPA waste its time on him. Vendetta or victimisation is something which Congress does not believe in. I don`t think, he is really worth wasting a time," the minister told reporters here.
CBI too refuted the allegations of Ramdev.
"We are not concerned with any political party. We are probing the case which has been registered against him in a fair and objective manner," CBI chief Ranjit Sinha said.
Sources in the CBI said the agency has already recorded statement of his close aide Balkrishna in connection with the case.