Haridwar:  While probing into the alleged fake passport charges against Baba Ramdev’s aide Acharya Balkrishna, the CBI team is in search of Uttarakhand official on whose recommendation, Balkrishna’s passport was renewed without any delay.

Interestingly, the confidential report handed over to the government on August 5, 2005 mentions that Balkrishna is a resident of Nepal and had furnished wrong details to get the passport. The report had also recommended to file a case against him under IPC section 468, 471 and section 12 of Indian Passport Act.

Despite having prior information on this issue, the senior official recommended urgent renewal of Balakrishna’s passport (No. Z-1339050) on February 7, 2007 for a period of ten years.

Balkrishna was issued passport (AS-245797) in 1998 for which he had proved himself as an Indian citizen with his birthplace as Haridwar and a resident of Divya Mandir Dadu Bagh. All his details were found to be true at the time but later investigations had revealed them as forged declarations. The CBI maintains to have acquired clues on his whereabouts and claims to nab him soon.

Spokesperson for CBI, Dharini Mishra said, “We had received a complaint against the General Secretary of Patanjali Yogpeeth, Balkrishna for furnishing false details and documents to acquire an Indian passport. We are investigating the complaint in this regard.”

However, rubbishing all the allegations against him, Balkrishna said, “I had not furnished any false details in my passport form.

All details of my citizenship, name, residence are genuine. I was issued the passport in 1998 only after prior verification from the LIU. My passport was renewed under correct procedure and I am being pressurized and harassed for no reason.”

The CBI may also recommend the cancellation of Balkrishna’s arm license in wake of the investigation against him.

(JPN/Bureau)