Baba Ramdev’s ‘hate speech’ case deferred to June 3
A local court here deferred the hearing on yoga guru Ramdev’s “hate speech” case to June 3 after Rohtak SP sought more time to submit the probe report.india Updated: May 24, 2016 16:19 IST
A local court here deferred the hearing on yoga guru Ramdev’s “hate speech” case to June 3 after Rohtak SP sought more time to submit the probe report.
At an RSS-sponsored ‘sadbhavna’ rally in Rohtak on April 3, Ramdev had said “he would have beheaded all those refusing to chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ if he were not bound by the law”. The rally was organised to put balm on the wounds of the people of the state after unprecedented violence during the Jat agitation for reservation in jobs and educational institutes.
A plea seeking FIR against Ramdev was filed by local Congress leader Subhash Batra, accusing the yoga guru of using “Talibani language” during his “hate speech”.
Meanwhile, the Rohtak police had a tough time in the morning when the court questioned the authority of a sub-inspector (SI) and a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), who went to submit the police report in the case. The court, which had earlier directed Rohtak superintendent of police (SP) Shashank Anand to probe the case, asked for his appearance.
A written statement from the SP was reportedly submitted to the court in the evening, requesting for 10 more days for submitting the report, after which the court of additional chief judicial magistrate (ACJM) Harish Goyal deferred the hearing to June 3.
Public prosecutor OP Chugh said, “The DSP submitted one report and then SP tells court he will submit another report. They’re in for trouble now as the police is showing different stands on one issue.”
First Published: May 24, 2016 16:19 IST