Baba Ramdev on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking a stay on the proceedings in multiple cases lodged against him in various states over his alleged “offensive” remarks against allopathy.
Ramdev has also sought protection from coercive actions in FIRs lodged by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
The Patna and Raipur chapters of the IMA have lodged complaints against the yoga guru alleging that his remarks are likely to cause prejudice to the COVID control mechanism and may dissuade people from availing proper treatment against the pandemic.
He has been booked under various provisions of the IPC and the Disaster Management Act, 2005. Sections 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant), 269 (negligent act likely to an infection of disease dangerous to life) and 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) of the IPC have been invoked against him.
The Yoga guru, in his plea, has sought the transfer of the FIRs lodged in Patna and Raipur to Delhi.
Ramdev is in the eye of the storm over uncharitable comments against the allopathic system of medicine, including coronavirus vaccines.
He had, however, withdrawn his statements on May 23 after receiving a letter from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan who had called his remarks as "inappropriate".
(With inputs from PTI)
(Edited by : Aditi Gautam)
First Published: IST