CBI sends reminder to Nepal over Balkrishna
The CBI had registered a case against Ramdev`s aide Balkrishna on July 23 for cheating and criminal conspiracy for procuring fake degree.
New Delhi: The CBI has sent a reminder to the Nepal government on its judicial request to ascertain the nationality details of yoga guru Ramdev`s aide Balkrishna, who is alleged to have forged his educational documents to get an Indian passport.
The agency had sent Letters Rogatory to Nepal last December seeking Balkrishna`s nationality details, agency sources said.
But even after two months, when no communication was received from the Nepalese authorities, the CBI sent reminder to them to provide details sought by the agency, they said.
The CBI had registered a case against him on July 23 for cheating and criminal conspiracy for procuring fake degree and violation of section 12 of Indian Passport Act for furnishing
fake documents to get a passport.
The decision to register the case against Balkrishna was taken after Sampurna Nand Sanskrit University denied having him on their rolls ever.
Registrar of the university Rajnish Shukla had told the CBI that Balkrishna`s two degrees `Purv Madhyma`, a high school degree issued in 1991, and `Shastri`, a Sanskrit degree
in 1996, don`t figure in the varsity`s records.
He said the CBI had matched records which showed that the enrolment numbers mentioned in the fudged documents belong to a different student.