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Supreme Court moved on Ramdev`s eviction

The SC was moved on seeking direction to the central govt to reveal details of the police action.



New Delhi: The Supreme Court was moved on Sunday seeking direction to the central government to reveal details of the police action involving the detention of yoga guru Baba Ramdev and the eviction of his supporters from the Ramlila Ground here on the night of June 4-5 while they were protesting against graft.

The matter will come up for hearing Monday.

The yoga guru and his followers where on a protest against corruption and black money when action was taken against them.

Petitioner Ajay Agarwal, an advocate, has also sought details of all that transpired between union ministers Kapil Sibal and Subodh Kant Sahai and Ramdev during their negotiations on Friday. The petitioner sought the information within three days.

The petioner has named Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal as the respondents.

Home Secretary GK Pillai and Delhi Police Commissioner B.K. Gupta are also among those named as respondents in the petition.

The petitioner sought directions restraining Sibal, Sahai and Bansal from making provocative statements "justifying the uncalled for police action".

The plea also sought direction to the home ministry, the Intelligence Bureau and the Delhi Police to be present in court with the entire records, including the voice records, which led to the "barbaric act" by police.

The petitioner said this record should be made available within 24 hours.

IANS

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