SC notice to Centre on Ramdev`s eviction

The SC wants to know the circumstances under which the people had to be dispersed by use of force.

New Delhi: Taking suo motu cognisance of
forceful eviction of yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his followers
from the Ramlila grounds here, the Supreme Court Monday sought
the Centre`s response on the incident.

A vacation bench of justices B S Chauhan and Swatenter
Kumar issued notices to the Union Home Secretary, Chief
Secretary of Delhi, Delhi administration, and Delhi Police
Commissioner asking them to respond within two weeks.

The court asked them to reply as to what were the
circumstances under which the people had to be dispersed in
the midnight by the use of force.

The court posted the matter for hearing in the second
week of July.

However, the court declined to entertain a petition
filed by advocate Ajay Aggarwal on the issue.

The bench expressed its displeasure that before the
matter came up for hearing before it, the entire contents of
the petition were leaked to the media.

Police had cracked down on Baba Ramdev and thousands
of his supporters at Ramlila Maidan on Saturday night,
forcibly ending their hunger strike on corruption and black
money issues.

PTI

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