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Supreme Court to hear plea against Baba Ramdev eviction

The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a public interest litigation petition seeking a directive to the Centre and the Delhi Police to issue a White Paper on the alleged police action in the ‘BabaRamdev eviction incident’.

The apex court will also hear the sequence of events ie the entire details of talks, negotiations and the so-called ‘deal’ between the union government and Baba Ramdev.

On Sunday, petitioner Ajay Agarwal, an advocate, has named Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, home minister P Chidambaram, human resource development minister Kapil Sibal, tourism ministerSubodh Kant Sahai and parliamentary affairs minister Pawan Kumar Bansal as the respondents.

Home secretary GK Pillai and Delhi Police commissioner BK Gupta are also among those named as respondents in the petition.

The petitioner said this record should be made available within 24 hours.

Ramdev, who was evicted from Delhi’s Ramlila ground along with thousands of his supporters in a midnight drama on Saturday night, was flown by a special plane to Dehradun from New Delhi’s Palam Airport.

The talks between the Central Government and Ramdev crashed with both sides citing betrayal.

The cabinet ministers, who were making all attempts to persuade Ramdev to give up his fast said that he had promised he would end his fast last evening. A letter was produced in this regard.

Ramdev, however, said the government was lying, and added that the letter had been conditional upon the government agreeing to his list of demands.

Ramdev started his indefinite ‘fast-unto-death’ stir on Saturday to demand several radical reforms in the prevailing political system, including a death penalty for corrupt officials.

source:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Supreme-Court-to-hear-plea-against-Baba-Ramdev-eviction/articleshow/8743960.cms

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