Attempt to murder case against DM filed in court


A case under section 307 against Haridwar DM and his gunner has been filed in the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) by matri sadan on January 3 and now case would be heard on January 27.

Earlier the Matri Sadan head Swami Shivanand had targeted DM Deepak Rawat and blamed him for beating his disciple Brahmachari Atmbodhanand and arresting him when he went to protest against DM at Rishikul Ayurvedic college in Haridwar in a felicitation function on December 25 last year. Meanwhile DM Deepak Rawat has said that he would take action according to law in this matter.

Matri Sadan had also written a letter to the Chief Minister to take action against DM Deepak Rawat but Government did not take cognizance on the complaint after which the seer moved to court against DM Deepak Rawat.

However Dayanand’s advocate Arun Bhadauria claimed that the complaint has been accepted and court has passed the order for recording Dayanand’s statement on January 27.

The district court has given stay order on Section 144 which was imposed on Matri Sadan after the orders of the district magistrate. Notably the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) administration, had imposed Section 144 on December 29 and the lawyer of Matri Sadan, Bhadauria had challenged the notice of ADM in the district court.

Hearing on this appeal the district judge Rajendra Singh has issued a stay order on Section 144 imposed on the ADM’s direction. The ADM has also been asked to file a response within a period of three days.

It is pertinent to mention here that for some years now, Matri Sadan has been continuing protest against illegal mining on the Ganga riverbed in Haridwar.

It has also been accusing successive State Governments of doing little to stop and prevent illegal mining on the Ganga riverbed here. Atmabodhanand had been forced to break his indefinite fast on its 39th day on December 7 as the district administration had had him admitted at Doon Hospital. After that Swami Shivanand had gone on a hunger strike against illegal mining on the Ganga riverbed.


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