Indian Medical Association (IMA) vice-president Dr Navjot Singh Dahiya has submitted an application against Baba Ramdev and his associate Acharya Balkrishna to the Jalandhar commissionerate police for allegedly creating a wrong perception regarding treatment of COVID-19 patients and creating panic.
In his complaint, Dr Dahiya alleged that they indulged in propaganda suggesting that people should not seek treatment from doctors, using insulting language towards doctors and intentionally and deliberately violating directions for the treatment of COVID-19 affected patients.
He urged the police commissioner to conduct a high-level inquiry into the issue and said a criminal case should be registered against the accused.
Dahiya was the first senior IMA functionary who directly attacked Prime Minster Narendra Modi and called him a “failed PM” in a hard-hitting statement issued over a fortnight.
He accused the PM of emerging as a ‘super spreader’ by holding big political rallies in poll-bound states and even allowing Kumbh Mela during such a serious situation.