CBI probe sought into Ramdev's activities
A delegation of Bhartiya Loktantrik Morcha has met Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva and handed her a memorandum demanding a CBI probe into the activities of yoga guru Ramdev and his associate Balakrishna.
June 19, 2011 / 09:50 PM IST
A delegation of Bhartiya Loktantrik Morcha on Saturday met Uttarakhand Governor Margaret Alva and handed her a memorandum demanding a CBI probe into the activities of yoga guru Ramdev and his associate Balakrishna.
The Morcha accused Ramdev of trying to mislead people, Rajbhawan sources said, adding the memorandum would be forwarded to the Presidnet.
Earlier during the day, former BJP ideologue K N Govindacharya led a rally at Rajghat here to protest against the June 4 post-midnight police crackdown on yoga guru Ramdev and his followers.
"I have come to recollect the night episode of June 4 when brutal police force was used against Ramdev and his followers at the Ramlila Maidan here," said Govindacharaya.
Among the protesters were former Union Ministers Arif Mohamad Khan, Sanjay Paswan and senior journalist V P Vedic.
Govindacharya said that he along with his supporters was mulling to formulate a strategy to protest against the incident and fight corruption in the country.
"From June 27 to July 2 a public hearing will be held which is open to every one. On July 4, we will formulate a public report against the police action at Ramlila grounds and present it to National Human Rights Commission and to the Supreme Court, if possible," said the social activist.
Govindacharaya, however, said that he completely disapproved of Ramdev''s call for arms.
"I have stated even before that Ramdev''s call for arms was uncalled for and even Ramdev himself took the call back humbly," he said.
The police detained the demonstrators briefly near Ambedkar stadium and shifted them to Daryaganj police station before releasing them.