Rajasthan News: The Rajasthan High Court has issued a directive for yoga guru Ramdev to appear at Barmer’s Chohtan police station on October 5th in connection with an FIR (First Information Report) filed against him. The FIR accuses Ramdev of allegedly hurting religious sentiments, and it was lodged against him earlier.
Justice Kuldeep Mathur issued these directions on Monday while hearing a criminal miscellaneous petition filed by Baba Ramdev, in which he sought the quashing of the FIR. The High Court also instructed the government counsel to present the case diary in court on October 16th and extended the stay on Ramdev’s arrest until that date.
High Court had temporarily stayed Ramdev’s arrest
In a previous hearing, the High Court had temporarily stayed Ramdev’s arrest and had directed him to appear before the investigating officer for interrogation by May 20th. However, Ramdev did not comply with this earlier direction.
The FIR against the yoga guru was filed at the Chohtan police station in Barmer on February 5th by an individual named Pathai Khan. It was related to remarks made by Ramdev against Muslims during a religious event in Barmer on February 2nd. The Chohtan police had registered the FIR under charges of inciting hatred and causing offense to religious sentiments.
In his complaint, Pathai Khan alleged that Ramdev’s comments were deliberate and intended to incite animosity and hatred against Islam, causing hurt to the sentiments of millions of Muslims.