New Delhi, May 13, 2017: A Haryana Court on Friday issued a bailable warrant against Baba Ramdev in a case registered against him for remarks made against those who refused to say ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’.
Ramdev had been summoned by Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Harish Goyal under Section 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke the breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code following a speech made in April last year during a ‘Sadbhavna Sammelan’ held, media reported.
During the speech, Ramdev said that but for the Constitution, thousands would have been beheaded for opposing the chanting of ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’.
Congress leader and former Haryana minister Subhash Batra had approached the court after the police refused to register a case against Ramdev.
The yoga guru is considered close to the BJP government in Haryana, which has been in power in Haryana since October 2014. The BJP government has also named Ramdev as the brand ambassador of Haryana.