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Indian Medical Association seeks FIR against Ramdev

IMA files police complaint against Ramdev, wants investigation to reveal others involved in “making scurrilous and malicious statements in public”

Sabrangindia 27 May 2021

Baba Ramdev

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has now filed a police complaint in Delhi and sought that an FIR be registered against Patanjali boss Ramdev. Signed by IMA General Secretary Dr Jayesh Lele, the complaint states that Ramdev, along with his associates "operated in furtherance of their illegal and dishonest intention with a view of obtaining wrongful gain and consequently causing wrongful loss to the medical fraternity and general public in large", adding that "The accused has committed cognizable offences and are liable to be prosecuted under all applicable and relevant provisions of the law, including Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897."

 

 

The IMA has sought a “police investigation” saying it is needed to reveal who the other persons involved with Ramdev in the "conspiracy of making scurrilous and malicious statements in public and obtaining unjust gains from the promotion of unproved and unapproved treatment methods". The medical association has sought that an FIR be registered against Ramdev under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, Disaster Management Act, 2005, Indian Penal Code, 1860. 

Meanwhile, the right-wing digital teams have spent an entire day targeting Prof. Dr. J.A. Jayalal, the National President IMA, accusing him of promoting Christianity by selectively quoting from an interview given to a magazine. Dr Jayal issued a video statement denying such accusations. 

 

 

The Indian Medical Association’s (IMA) Uttarakhand branch has already slapped a defamation notice of Rs 1,000 crore upon Ramdev, who was most recently seen and heard in a video circulated on social media, claiming that allopathy was a "stupid science" and medicines being used to treat Covid-19 patients, including Remdesivir, Faviflu, and other drugs approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), had have failed to do so. The IMA’s police complaint comes after another video clip of Ramdev surfaced where he says no one can dare to arrest him. The IMA’s Uttarakhand state unit, Dr Ajay Khanna told the media that the association had also  been sent to the state Chief Minister and Chief Secretary.

 

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Indian Medical Association seeks FIR against Ramdev

IMA files police complaint against Ramdev, wants investigation to reveal others involved in “making scurrilous and malicious statements in public”

Baba Ramdev

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has now filed a police complaint in Delhi and sought that an FIR be registered against Patanjali boss Ramdev. Signed by IMA General Secretary Dr Jayesh Lele, the complaint states that Ramdev, along with his associates "operated in furtherance of their illegal and dishonest intention with a view of obtaining wrongful gain and consequently causing wrongful loss to the medical fraternity and general public in large", adding that "The accused has committed cognizable offences and are liable to be prosecuted under all applicable and relevant provisions of the law, including Section 3 of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897."

 

 

The IMA has sought a “police investigation” saying it is needed to reveal who the other persons involved with Ramdev in the "conspiracy of making scurrilous and malicious statements in public and obtaining unjust gains from the promotion of unproved and unapproved treatment methods". The medical association has sought that an FIR be registered against Ramdev under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, Disaster Management Act, 2005, Indian Penal Code, 1860. 

Meanwhile, the right-wing digital teams have spent an entire day targeting Prof. Dr. J.A. Jayalal, the National President IMA, accusing him of promoting Christianity by selectively quoting from an interview given to a magazine. Dr Jayal issued a video statement denying such accusations. 

 

 

The Indian Medical Association’s (IMA) Uttarakhand branch has already slapped a defamation notice of Rs 1,000 crore upon Ramdev, who was most recently seen and heard in a video circulated on social media, claiming that allopathy was a "stupid science" and medicines being used to treat Covid-19 patients, including Remdesivir, Faviflu, and other drugs approved by the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI), had have failed to do so. The IMA’s police complaint comes after another video clip of Ramdev surfaced where he says no one can dare to arrest him. The IMA’s Uttarakhand state unit, Dr Ajay Khanna told the media that the association had also  been sent to the state Chief Minister and Chief Secretary.

 

Related:

UP blunder: 20 jabbed with Covaxin after getting Covishield as first dose

Covid-19 has spawned more quacks than a duck pond 

Covid-19: IMA slaps Rs 1,000 crore notice on Patanjali boss Ramdev 

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