New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Delhi Police Friday told a court here that it was beyond their jurisdiction to act against Baba Ramdev for allegedly delivering an objectionable speech against parliamentarians in May this year.
The police filed an action taken report (ATR) before Metropolitan Magistrate Purshotam Pathak. The police told the court that no action was required on their part as the alleged sedition speech was delivered at a yoga camp in Chhattigarh's Durg city May 2.
The court was hearing a private complaint filed by a law student, Vibhor Anand, who alleged that Ramdev uttered offensive words intentionally and with mala fide intent to lower the credibility and reputation of parliament and its representatives.
He requested the court to lodge a case against Ramdev on charges of sedition and statements conducing to public mischief.
The court May 22 asked the Patel Nagar police station in central Delhi to file an action taken report in the case.
The police in their reply told the court that after receiving the complaint, they immediately sent it to Chhattigarh through proper channel. "No more police action was required in the area of police station Patel Nagar," police reply said.
According to the petition, Ramdev said the parliamentarians were friends and slaves of money and they did not like labourers.
The law student, whose NGO based in West Patel Nagar provides legal aid to people, has also filed a case against Right to Information activist and Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal, alleging that he also made an objectionable speech at a rally in Ghaziabad Feb 26 with mala fide intention to lower the reputation of parliament.