New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has decided to "desist from making any further inquiry" into the crackdown on yoga guru Ramdev's protest at Ramlila Maidan in June after Delhi Police argued that the Supreme Court has been seized of the matter.

The decision was taken last month by the Commission during proceedings of the matter after Delhi Police informed the rights body that the apex court has taken suo motu cognisance of the matter and was dealing with it.
 
"The Supreme Court being seized of the matter, this Commission would desist from making further inquiry in the incident... Copy of any further order passed by the Supreme Court in the matter should also be forwarded to the Commission," the NHRC said in its order dated August 18.
   
However, it said, the body was concerned about the health of Rajbala, who was severely injured in the incident and died two days ago, and asked Delhi Chief Secretary to inform the Commission about the status of her health.

The Chief Secretary should also inform the Commission if the Delhi government has provided any ex-gratia relief to her, the Commission said in its order.

However, Delhi government failed to meet the September 23 deadline set by the NHRC on filing the report on the health condition of Rajbala. She died in hospital on September 26.

The NHRC had on June six, two days after the police crackdown at Ramlila Maidan, asked the Centre, Delhi government and Delhi Police to submit reports within two weeks.

(Agencies)