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Contempt case against Rohtak SP for not probing Ramdev’s hate speech case

punjab Updated: Jun 15, 2016 22:50 IST
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SP Shashank Anand talking to villagers in Rohtak.(HT file photo)

A local court here on Wednesday issued contempt notices to Rohtak superintendent of police (SP) Shashank Anand and deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Ravinder Singh over the probe being conducted in the “hate speech” case of yoga guru Ramdev.

The court issued the notices after the SP violated the court’s order given on April 8, wherein the court said that the enquiry in the case be get conducted by an officer not below the rank of an SP. However, on the next date of the hearing on May 23, the probe report was submitted in the court by DSP Ravinder.

Congress leader and former Haryana home minister Subhash Batra, who moved an application in court seeking an FIR against Ramdev over his comments at a rally in Rohtak, moved another application seeking contempt case against the SP and the DSP on Wednesday. In his application submitted to the court, Batra said the SP violated the court’s order. “The probe in the case was conducted by DSP Ravinder, and not the SP, who was not authorized to conduct the enquiry and submit the enquiry report,” the application read.

After which, the court issued the notices to the two police officers and fixed July 1 as the next date for hearing.

Earlier, Ramdev stirred up a controversy when he said he would “behead all those refusing to chant Bharat Mata Ki Jai if he were not bound by the law” at an RSS promoted Sadbhawana rally in Rohtak on April 3.