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NHRC not to inquire into Ramdev crackdown

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will not further inquire into the police crackdown on yoga guru Ramdev's protest at Ramlila Maidan in June as the Supreme Court is seized of the matter.

delhi Updated: Oct 02, 2011 12:06 IST

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will not further inquire into the police crackdown on yoga guru Ramdev's protest at Ramlila Maidan in June as the Supreme Court is seized of the matter.

The decision was taken by the NHRC recently after the Delhi Police informed the rights body that the apex court had taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and was dealing with it.

"(With) the Supreme Court being seized of the matter, this commission would desist from making further inquiry in the incident...Copy of any further order passed by the Supreme Court in the matter should also be forwarded to the commission," the NHRC had said in its order.

It had also expressed concern over the health of Rajbala, who was severely injured in the incident and died last week, and asked Delhi Chief Secretary to inform it about the status of her health.

The Chief Secretary should also inform the Commission if the Delhi government had provided any ex-gratia relief to her, the commission had said in its order.

However, the Delhi government failed to meet the September 23 deadline set by the NHRC on filing the report in this regard. She died in hospital on September 26.

The NHRC had on June six, two days after the police crackdown at Ramlila Maidan, asked the Centre, Delhi government and Delhi Police to submit reports within two weeks.

Delhi Police in its two reports submitted on June 17 and 23 had pointed out that the Supreme Court had taken suo-motu cognisance of the incident, following which the decision to "desist from any further inquiry" was taken.