Supreme Court asks Ramdev to place original record of his statement on allopathy

“What is the original thing which he has said? You have not placed the whole thing,” a bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana asked senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, who was appearing for the yoga guru.

On June 30, the Supreme Court asked Baba Ramdev to place before it the original record of his statement on the use of allopathic medicine during COVID-19 pandemic.

Rohatgi told, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and Hrishikesh Roy, that he would file the original video along with the transcript.

The Supreme court was hearing Ramdev’s plea with the stay on the proceedings in connection with multiple FIRs lodged against him by Indian Medical Association in Bihar and Chhattisgarh over his remarks against use of allopathic medicine during COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, the yoga guru was booked under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to aa infection of disease dangerous to life) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the IPC have been charged against him.

Baba Ramdev’s alleged statements created a nation-wide clash over Allopathy / Ayurveda issue, however it had withdrew his statements on May 23 after receiving a letter from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan who had made sure that  his remarks are marked as “inappropriate.”

Ramdev has clubbing of FIRs on the issue and their transfer to Delhi and as an interim relief, he has also requested for a stay on the investigation in connection with the criminal complaints.

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