The apex court asks Union home secretary, Delhi administration to explain in two weeks the circumstances under which people were dispersed at midnight
New Delhi: Taking suo motu cognisance of the forceful eviction of yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his followers from Ramlila grounds in the national capital, the Supreme Court today sought the Centre's response on the incident.
A vacation bench of Judges BS Chauhan and Swatenter Kumar issued notices to the Union home secretary, the chief secretary of Delhi, the Delhi administration, and the Delhi Police Commissioner asking them to respond within two weeks. The court asked them to reply as to what were the circumstances under which the people had to be dispersed at midnight by the use of force, PTI reports.
However, the court declined to entertain a petition filed by advocate Ajay Aggarwal on the issue. The bench expressed its displeasure that before the matter came up for hearing before it, the entire contents of the petition were leaked to the media.
The police cracked down on Baba Ramdev's supporters at Ramlila Maidan on Saturday night, evicting them and disrupting their hunger protest against corruption and to demand that illegal funds stashed abroad be brought back.