Haridwar: The CBI which is tightening the noose around Baba Ramdev’s aide Balakrishna in the fake birth certificate case took yet another clerk of Hardwar Municipal Corporation for close door questioning.

The clerk is alleged of having prepared two birth certificates of Balakrishna in 1997 and 2006 respectively. Ironically, the application and the other documents furnished by Balakrishna are missing from the municipal body.

Despite the request by the CBI, the Hardwar Municipal Corporation did not provide the documents related to Balakrishna to the investigating agency.

The CBI also held a close door questioning session with the Accounts Officer of the Municipal Corporation as well as with City Health Officer Dr Anil Tyagi on Monday. Two clerks of the municipal corporation named Subodh Sharma and Adesh Yadav were also questioned separately by the investigating agency team.

On the basis of inputs received from the questioning, the CBI questioned yet another dealing clerk Akhilesh Sharma posted in the Public Complaints Redressal Cell of Haridwar Municipal Corporation on Tuesday.

On the other hand, fearing CBI action, the Municipal Corporation officials are holding each other responsible for the lapse.

The Municipal Corporation had allegedly prepared two birth certificates twice first time in 1997 and then in 2006, and had mentioned wrong details about the parents and citizenship of Balakrishna.
As per the municipal records, the parents of Balakrishna were Indian nationals in 1997, whereas the birth certificate issued in 2006 reflected them as citizens of Nepal.

(JPN/Bureau)