New Delhi: Rebuffing claims that Raj Bala sustained injuries in police lathicharge, the Delhi Police has told the Supreme Court that she got injured instead in the stampede that followed the police crackdown on yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s fast at Ramlila Maidan.

Ramdev’s supporter Raj Bala succumbed to her injuries in a hospital recently.

Delhi Police Commissioner Brijesh Kumar Gupta in an affidavit submitted before the Apex Court dismissed Raj Bala relative Anil Malik’s claims.

Malik had alleged that Raj Bala was injured due to the lathicharge by Delhi Police.

However, the Police maintained that Malik was framing charges on mere hearsay and was not even present at the site.

“Apart from this, the affidavit submitted by Malik clearly shows that injuries sustained by Raj Bala were not of lathicharge,” police argued.

In support of their arguments, police mentioned the contents of the MLC registered in hospital records.

As per the records, when Raj Bala was brought to the hospital, she was conscious and told doctors about injuries herself.

“The MLA does not have any statement which says she got injured in police lathicharge. If she could speak, Raj Bala would have told doctors that she got injured from lathis,” maintained the police.

Meanwhile, Raj Bala’s counsel complained that they had not received any medical or postmortem reports till date.

The Supreme Court has directed Delhi Police to hand over all medical documents to amicus curie advocate Rajiv Dhawan.

The next hearing is slated for October 17.

JPN/Bureau