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Ramdev resumes fast, accuses police of lying

Jun 6, 2011

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Monday resumed his fast at Patanjali Yog Peeth in Haridwar and accused Delhi Police of lying on the action taken at the Ramlila Maidan late on Saturday night.
"Delhi Police is lying now," Ramdev said while rubbishing the claims of Delhi police. He alleged that the stage at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan was set on fire thrice and his supporters got hurt while trying to put the fire off. He also claimed that the police lathicharged people who were trying to put out the fire.
Delhi Police, however, on Sunday denied lathicharge and said that Ramdev got hurt because he tried to run away. Special Commissioner (Law and Order) Dharmendra Kumar denied that police had used batons on protestors but admitted that teargas shells were lobbed to disperse them after being attacked with bricks, flower pots and sticks.
He also said that there is a mistrust among the nation and questioned, "If gatherings against corruption are unlawful then Gandhiji's Satyagraha was also wrong."
He claimed to have been receiving support from all across the nation and said that people have kept markets closed in support of his cause.