S. Gurumurthy writes with reference to the news report “Creating Baba Ramdev” by Smita Gupta published in The Hindu, issue dated June 6, 2011:
It is true that Baba Ramdev had sought my help and advice on the issue of fighting corruption and bringing back monies stashed away abroad. But that was because of my domain expertise as a chartered accountant and also my experience as an investigator into corruption at high places. I have been giving him help to the extent he seeks it.
I am very keen that Baba Ramdev should succeed in his campaign, and should play the role that JP played once to fight this menace of corruption which has infected the highest offices of government and political parties.
But there is absolutely no truth in the spin in the story in regard to any other factor in my relation with Baba Ramdev. In sum, I am associated with Baba's cause but not in his process.
I am sending this clarification in the interest of the readers of The Hindu getting the facts right.