Resolve issue with Haridwar saint in 12 hours, HC tells government

  • | Thursday | 12th July, 2018

The court also directed the Haridwar district administration shift the saint to AIIMS, Rishikesh, for medical examination.“In case the petitioner is found medically fit, he would be escorted back to Matri Sadan. After he was taken away from the sharam , he moved the high court alleging that cops barged into the premises and took him away. NAINITAL: The Uttarakhand high court on Wednesday asked the state chief secretary and principal secretary (home) to hold talks with the 86-year-old saint, who has been fasting in Haridwar since June 22 demanding a central government legislation to protect and preserve Ganga. The court also said that the whereabouts of the saint, who was removed from the venue of his fast by police on Tuesday, should be disclosed to his followers. However, if the petitioner’s health has deteriorated, he shall be admitted in AIIMS, Rishikesh and his disciples/followers will be permitted to look after him,” said the HC in its order.Earlier, Swami Gyan Swaroop Sanand, a saint of Matri Sadan, Haridwar, sat on protest last month demanding a legislation to protect the holy river.

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