‘Arrest Toh Unka Baap Bhi Nahi Kar Sakta’, Ramdev says as IMA seeks arrest over remarks against doctors

‘They keep creating such trends, like Thug Ramdev, Mahathug Ramdev, Giraftar Ramdev and so on’

Haridwar: The war of words between Ramdev and the Indian Medical Association over the former’s remarks that ‘lakhs of people have died after taking allopathic medicines for COVID treatment’ shows no sign of winding down.

On Wednesday, yet another video of the yoga guru surfaced on social media in which he can be seen interacting with a few persons and telling them in the context of #Arrest Ramdev trends on social media that “nobody’s father” can arrest him.

“Khair, arrest toh unka baap bhi nahi kar sakta Swami Ramdev ko (Anyway, even their father can’t arrest Swami Ramdev),” he is heard saying. He adds, “They keep creating such trends, like ‘Thug Ramdev’, Mahathug Ramdev’, ‘Giraftar Ramdev’ and so on. Let them do it. Our people have become accustomed to running such trends and our trends always reach the top.”

Earlier, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had served a defamation notice on Ramdev for alleged disparaging remarks against allopathy and allopathic doctors, demanding an apology from him within 15 days, failing which it said it will demand compensation of Rs 1,000 crore from the yoga guru. However, a police official, according to ToI report, said no complaint has been received so far against him on the issue.

The six-page notice served on behalf of IMA (Uttarakhand) secretary Ajay Khanna by his lawyer Neeraj Pandey describes the remarks by Ramdev as damaging to the reputation and the image of allopathy and around 2,000 practitioners of it who are part of the association.

Terming the remarks of the yoga guru a “criminal act” under section of 499 of the Indian Penal Code, the notice demanded a written apology from him within 15 days of its receipt, or else a compensation of Rs 1,000 crore will be demanded from him at the rate of Rs 50 lakh per member of the IMA.

The notice has also asked Ramdev to make a video clip contradicting all his false and defamatory allegations, and circulate it on all the social media platforms where he had uploaded his earlier video clip levelling the allegations.

It has also asked the yoga guru to withdraw a “misleading” advertisement from all platforms endorsing “Coronil kit”, a product of his firm, as an effective medicine for COVID-19, failing which an FIR and a criminal case will be lodged against him by the IMA, PTI reported.


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