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Supreme Court Asks Baba Ramdev To Produce Video & Transcripts Of His Statements On Allopathy Cure For COVID

Srishti Ojha
30 Jun 2021 5:49 AM GMT
Supreme Court Asks Baba Ramdev To Produce Video & Transcripts Of His Statements On Allopathy Cure For COVID
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The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev to produce before it the video and transcripts of his statements on Allopathy cure for COVID.A bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justices AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy was considering a writ petition filed by Ramdev seeking the clubbing of the multiple multiple FIRs registered against him in different states...

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev to produce before it the video and transcripts of his statements on Allopathy cure for COVID.

A bench comprising Chief Justice NV Ramana, Justices AS Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy was considering a writ petition filed by Ramdev seeking the clubbing of  the multiple multiple FIRs registered against him in different states over his alleged remarks that Allopathy cannot cure COVID.

The FIRs were registered in States of Bihar and Chhattisgarh based on complaints by Indian Medical Association.

During the hearing, the bench asked Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who was appearing for Ramdev, about the exact statements made by him.

"You haven't placed the whole thing, what he said. What is the original thing you said?", the bench asked.

On this, Senior Advocate Rohatgi undertook to produce the video and transcript of the statements.

The bench accordingly adjourned the hearing to next Monday, July 5.

The FIRs were registered in States of Bihar and Chhattisgarh based on complaints by Indian Medical Association. The Patna and Raipur chapters of IMA lodged complaints against Ramdev alleging that his comments are likely to cause prejudice to COVID control, as the misinformation spread by him in a position of influence can dissuade people from availing proper treatment against the pandemic.

In the writ petition filed under Article 32, Ramdev has sought clubbing and the consolidation of FIRs and their transfer to Delhi. As an interim relief, he has also sought a stay on the investigation in the FIRs.

The FIRs mention offences under Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to spread infection of disease dangerous to life), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and other provisions of Disaster Management Act 2005.


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