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SC orders prosecution of Delhi cops

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Feb 23 � Coming down heavily on the State and Delhi Police, the Supreme Court today ordered prosecution of police personnel involved in the midnight crack down on the yoga guru Ramdev and his supporters in June last year, saying it was a strike at the foundation of democracy.

Observing that it was a glaring example of trust deficit between the people and the government, the court also blamed Ramdev, who was on an anti-corruption fast along with his followers at Ramlilla Maidan, for the violence.

It was a reflection of the might of the State which struck at the foundatiuon of democracy, a bench of Justices BS Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar said while reading out the operative part of the judgement.

The court said that it was a case of police excess and the police who are meant to bring peace had themselves breached the peace.

The bench further observed that the police and the State could have avoided that tragic incident in which one person died and several others were injured.

�It is a glaring example of trust deficit between the people governing and the people being governed,� the bench said, adding that police action is meant to bring peace but they breached peace themselves.

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SC orders prosecution of Delhi cops

NEW DELHI, Feb 23 � Coming down heavily on the State and Delhi Police, the Supreme Court today ordered prosecution of police personnel involved in the midnight crack down on the yoga guru Ramdev and his supporters in June last year, saying it was a strike at the foundation of democracy.

Observing that it was a glaring example of trust deficit between the people and the government, the court also blamed Ramdev, who was on an anti-corruption fast along with his followers at Ramlilla Maidan, for the violence.

It was a reflection of the might of the State which struck at the foundatiuon of democracy, a bench of Justices BS Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar said while reading out the operative part of the judgement.

The court said that it was a case of police excess and the police who are meant to bring peace had themselves breached the peace.

The bench further observed that the police and the State could have avoided that tragic incident in which one person died and several others were injured.

�It is a glaring example of trust deficit between the people governing and the people being governed,� the bench said, adding that police action is meant to bring peace but they breached peace themselves.