Baba Ramdev moves SC seeking stay on FIRs lodged by IMA, their transfer to a Delhi court
The IMA accused Ramdev of propagating false information on social media against medicines being used by medical fraternity in treatment of COVID
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev has moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the proceedings in multiple case lodged against him in various states over his remarks on allopathy in which he criticised doctors over the treatment protocol for Covid-19.
Ramdev sought a stay on the proceedings in First Information Reports (FIRs) lodged by Indian Medical Association’s Patna and Raipur branches and asked for a transfer of the FIRs to a Delhi court.
The cases against Ramdev were registered after a complaint was filed by the Chhattisgarh’s unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), as reported by National Herald on June 17.
Ramdev has been booked 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.
As per the IMA complaint, since over the last one year, Ramdev has allegedly been propagating false information on social media against medicines being used by medical fraternity, Government of India, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and other frontline organisations in treatment of Coronavirus infection.
There are several videos of him on social media in which he had allegedly made such misleading remarks, it said.