Anti-Corruption

NHRC Seeks Report of Police Action at Ramlila Ground

M Reyaz  BeyondHeadlines

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices on the police action at the Ramlila ground on Saturday night where stamped like situation was created after the cancellation of permission for holding ‘yoga’ camp was cancelled and crowed dispersed.

Police used tear gas to disperse supporters of Swami Ramdev (Courtesy: The Hindu/PTI)

The  Rights panel issued statement saying it is “pained to see media reports and complaints alleging unconstitutional police action in the midnight involving shelling of tear gas shells, lathicharge and forceful eviction of a large number of people sleeping under the pandal, the venue of a protest at Ramlila Ground.”

It has accordingly issued notices on Monday to the “Union Home Secretary, Chief Secretary, Government of NCT Delhi, and the Commissioner of Police, Delhi, calling for their reports within two weeks in the matter.”

The commission has specifically asked three points: Reasons for resorting to such an action in the midnight; how many people have been injured and is there any proposal to compensate them; how many people have been missing and what steps have been taken to trace them out.

About 60 people are reported to have been injured in the skirmish between police and supporters of Baba Ramdev, who had gathered on his call against black money and corruption.

Ramdev have alleged that police indulged in “barbarism and atrocities.”

The Supreme Court too has issued suo motu notice to the government.

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