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Govt played Communal card: Ramdev

delhi Updated: Oct 17, 2011 23:37 IST

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Bharat Swabhiman Trust headed by yoga guru Ramdev, on Monday, accused the Delhi Police of playing a communal card at the behest of its superiors as one of the grounds for the midnight crackdown on him and his followers at the Ramlila ground.

Ramdev's counsel and senior advocate Ram Jethmalani said in the Supreme Court that the Delhi Police had revoked the permission for holding the dharna and satyagraha against black money on the intervening night of June 4 and 5 at the venue, stating, "The area was surrounded by criminals and communal elements which amounts to 'slur' on the minority community." “They (Delhi Police) say the whole area is surrounded by criminals elements. It is a slur on the Muslim community,” Jethmalani submitted before a bench comprising Justices BS Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar.