Dehra Dun, June 9: A Dehra Dun-based NGO today asked the Centre to detain yoga guru Swami Ramdev under National Security Act for his armed cadre threat. Chairperson of Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK), Avdhesh Kaushal alleged that Ramdev was posing a threat to national security and communal harmony. Kaushal also demanded that the Uttarakhand government must disclose the rate and type of land alloted to Ramdev and said he would file a contempt of court case if it fails to provide information within three months.
Kaushal claimed that the current BJP and previous Congress government, both allotted 261.468 hectare of irrigated agriculture land for non-agriculture use at throwaway prices to Baba Ramdev and his Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust between 2005-2010.
The land allotted to Baba Ramdev also includes the Gram Sabha land of Aurangabad, Shivdaspur, Teriwala, Shantarshah, Bahadrapur and Mustafabad in Haridwar district, he claimed. Uttarakhand government should disclose facts in this regard like at what rate the land was provided to him and his trust, whether the land was irrigated agriculture land and whether the land belonged to Gram Sabha, he told reporters.
Kaushal said if the government does not furnish information within three months, his NGO would move the apex court and file a contempt of court case. PTI