New Delhi: In what could come as a temporary relief to the Central government and the Union Home Ministry, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to issue any notice to them in the Ramlila crackdown case. (JPN/ Bureau)
However, a bench of the Apex Court comprising Justice BS Chouhan and Justice Swatantra Kumar warned the Delhi Police that if the information filed in the affidavit, about the midnight Ramlila crackdown where Baba Ramdev and his supporters sat on fast on June 4-5, is found to be incorrect then the Court will issue notices to the Home Ministry and the Central Government.
The Supreme Court appointed Amicus Curiae Rajiv Dhawan earlier had informed that the midnight swoop on Baba Ramdev was an organised crackdown to meet political ends and that the Delhi Police was in constant touch with the Home Ministry.
Earlier, during the hearing on August 2011 Dhawan had accused the Delhi Police of perpetrating violence on innocent people during its crackdown on Ramdev. He had castigated the Delhi Police for its action on Ramdev saying that the police used force on innocent people to break the agitation at Ramlila Maidan.
In his argument Dhawan said that during the crackdown the police manual was violated as neither any videography was done nor there were proper arrangements for public aides system. In addition, it was not made clear from whose side the order for crackdown was given. Even, there were no clear instructions on Section 144.
New Delhi: In what could come as a temporary relief to the Central government and the Union Home Ministry, the Supreme Court on Monday refused to issue any notice to them in the Ramlila crackdown case.