NGO gives three month`s ultimatum to Uttarakhand govt

The land alloted to Baba Ramdev also includes the Gram Sabha land of Aurangabad, Shivdaspur, Teriwala, Shantarshah, Bahadrapur and Mustafabad in Haridwar district, he claimed.

Updated: Jun 09, 2011, 15:30 PM IST

Dehra Dun: A Dehra Dun-based NGO on Thursday asked Uttarakhand government to disclose the rate and type of land alloted to Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev and said it would file a contempt of court case if it fails to provide information
within three months.

Chairperson of Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK), Avdhash Kaushal claimed that the current BJP and previous Congress government, both alloted 261.468 hectare of irrigated agriculture land for non-agriculture use at
throwaway prices to Baba Ramdev and his Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust between 2005 to 2010.

The land alloted to Baba Ramdev also includes the Gram Sabha land of Aurangabad, Shivdaspur, Teriwala, Shantarshah, Bahadrapur and Mustafabad in Haridwar district, he claimed.

Uttarakhand government should disclose facts in this regard like at what rate the land was provided to him and his trust, whether the land was irrigated agriculture land and whether the land belonged to Gram Sabha, he told reporters.

Kaushal said if the government does not furnish information within three months, his NGO would move the apex court and file a contempt of court case.

He also criticised Yoga Guru`s announcement of raising a force for self-defence. "Yoga Guru should be immediately detained under National Security Act as he is posing threat for national security and communal harmony," he said.

PTI