CBI is to write to Nepal government, seeking details on Acharya Balkrishna in a case of furnishing fake documents to obtain Indian passport
The CBI will soon send a judicial request to the Nepal government, seeking details of yoga guru Ramdev's aide Acharya Balkrishna, in connection with a case of furnishing of fake documents to get an Indian passport.
CBI officials said they are in the process of finalising the Letters Rogatory to be sent to Nepal so that details about the nationality of Balkrishna could be ascertained.
Guilty or not? Acharya Balkrishna (left) has been in the headlines for
the past few months over the alleged fake documents he produced to
obtain an Indian passport, and also, his credentials as an academician.
Chase is on
Sources said through the Letters Rogatory, a judicial request from the court of one country to the court of another to get requisite information, the CBI may ask for material to test the veracity of claims made by Balkrishna during questioning by CBI authorities. The CBI has registered a case against him under IPC Sections 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) for procuring a fake degree and violation of Section 12 of the Indian Passport Act (knowingly furnishing false documents for getting passport), they said.
What's the real story?
The agency had also approached the external affairs ministry, seeking revocation of Balkrishna's passport since the educational degrees submitted by him have been found fake, they said. The decision to register the case against Balkrishna was taken after Sampurna Nand Sanskrit University denied having him on their rolls ever. Uttarakhand High Court has granted stay on the arrest of Balkrishna after he moved challenging the CBI case against him. The next hearing will take place on November 29.