Yoga guru Ramdev booked over ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ beheading remark

  • PTI, Hyderabad
  • Updated: Apr 14, 2016 12:21 IST
Ramdev had threatened to behead “lakhs of people” if they refused to chant “Bharat Mata ki Jai.” (HT File Photo)

Controversial yoga guru Ramdev, who had earlier said in March that he would have beheaded lakhs of people for not chanting ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’, was booked by the Hyderabad police on Wednesday.

A case was registered on a complaint by Mohd Bin Omer, a medical college student and an activist of city-based Darsgah Jihad-O-Shahadat under section 295 A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings) of the IPC, a senior police officer said.

Read: ‘If not for law, we’d have beheaded those not saying Bharat Mata ki Jai’

Omer said in the complaint that he had seen a video clip on YouTube where Ramdev threatens members of a particular community, Assistant Commissioner of Police M Srinivasa Rao said.

“We are investigating the matter further,” Rao told PTI.

Watch | Ramdev’s “head-chopping” remark on “Bharat Mata Ki Jai” controversy.

Ramdev had recently said he respects the law of the land and the Constitution, otherwise he would have “beheaded” lakhs of people for refusing to say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’.

Read: Azam demands Ramdev’s apology for ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ remarks

Hyderabad-based MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi had earlier said he would not say the slogan.

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