V K Singh, Baba Ramdev named in FIR for violence at Jantar Mantar

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Former Army chief General V K Singh and baba Ramdev. (PTI) Former Army chief General V K Singh and baba Ramdev. (PTI)
SummaryThey were prevented from marching towards India Gate, the epicentre of the protests.

Delhi Police has named former Army Chief V K Singh and yoga guru Ramdev in an FIR registered here in connection with the clashes between their supporters and police at Jantar Mantar during a protest against the gangrape of a paramedic student.

The former Army Chief had shared dais with Ramdev at Jantar Mantar yesterday and were prevented from marching towards India Gate, the epicentre of the protests.

Police sources said the names of Singh and Ramdev were mentioned in the FIR.

The FIR gave the sequence of events that led to the clashes between police and protesters. Ramdev and Singh made speeches at the function, according to the FIR.

The supporters had clashed with police when they were prevented from marching towards India Gate.

After a brief speech at Jantar Mantar yesterday, Ramdev along with Singh and others had started marching towards India Gate but police stopped them. As soon as Ramdev and Singh got down from the dais, police cordoned off the area and the protesters sat at the spot.

However, the supporters started marching towards India Gate and tried to break barricades following which police resorted to use of force. Two persons suffered injuries in the melee.

A total of four cases of rioting and destruction of public property have been registered.

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