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Man throws black ink at Ramdev

PTI New Delhi | Updated on November 15, 2017 Published on January 14, 2012

Yoga guru Ramdev was today the target of an attack by a man who threw black ink on his face at a press conference he was addressing on his plans to campaign against black money in the coming Assembly elections.

Seated along with Janata Party leader Dr Subramanian Swamy at the Constitution Club in the heart of the capital, Mr Ramdev’s left eye was blackened with ink by the man identified as Kamran Siddiqui, a resident of Delhi who is said to be running an NGO ‘Real Cause’ which is a petitioner in the Batla House encounter case.

Ramdev’s supporters at the conference caught him and manhandled him before the police took him away. The man, whose shirt was torn and removed, was seen bleeding from his lips.

There was lot of jostling around when police escorted the yoga guru away from the club.

Mr Jaideep, Ramdev’s close aide, claimed that Siddiqui had gained entry into the hall carrying a walkie talkie apparently posing as a security personnel. He also claimed that a bottle of acid was recovered from Siddiqui.

Ramdev, who immediately wound up the press conference, later said he was not deterred by such attacks and would continue his campaign with full force against corruption.

“We talked about black money, we talked about eradicating corruption and in return as a prize this is what I have got.

However, by throwing ink on someone, one cannot malign his character,” he said.

“One whose life has been devoted to fighting corruption cannot be deterred by black flags and ink,” he said.

Published on January 14, 2012
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