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FIR against Ramdev for spreading ‘false information’ on allopathy

Raipur, June 17 ;Police in Chhattisgarh’s Raipur have registered an FIR against yoga guru Ramdev for allegedly spreading “false” information about the medicines being used by the medical fraternity for the treatment of Covid, police official said on Thursday.

The case was filed on Wednesday night against Ramkrishna Yadav alias Ramdev based on a complaint filed by the Chhattisgarh unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Raipur’s Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Yadav said.

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 others of the IPC and provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005, he said.

Further investigation into the matter is under way, he added.

Chairman of Hospital Board IMA (CG) Dr Rakesh Gupta, and IMA’s Raipur president Vikas Agrawal were among the doctors who had earlier lodged the complaint.

As per the complaint, since over the last one year, Ramdev has been allegedly propagating false information and issuing threatening statements 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.

At a time when doctors, paramedical staff and all branches of government and administration had been together battling Covid, Ramdev had been allegedly misleading people about established and approved treatment methods, the complaint said.

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