CBI summons Ramdev aide as he goes missing
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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 22:19
  
Dehradun/New Delhi: The CBI has summoned Yoga guru Baba Ramdev's aide Balkrishna on July 28 for questioning as he went "missing" two days after a case was registered against him for allegedly furnishing fake educational degree for procuring a passport.

CBI sources said summons has been served through local police on Balkrishna for appearing before the agency in Dehradun.

"It appears he is missing from his residence for two days," the sources said.

The CBI has earlier issued a look-out notice against Balkrishna after it registered a case against him under section 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) for procuring the fake degree and violation of section 12 of the Indian Passport Act (knowingly furnishing false documents for getting passport).

The agency had also approached the External Affairs Ministry seeking revocation of Balkrishna's passport.

Earlier, a missing persons report has been lodged in Kankhal police station in Haridwar late last night by Balakrishna's bodyguard Jayendra Singh Aswal.

According to the report, Aswal reached Balkrishna's Divya Yog ashram residence to accompany him to his Patanjali office yesterday but Balkrishna asked him to go to the office alone saying that he would leave later.

However, Aswal said, he waited till late in the evening but Balkrishna did not come. After returning to Divya Yog ashram, Aswal inquired about him but his whereabouts could not be known following which he filed the report with the police.

The police team today reached Divya Yog ashram and questioned its officials regarding Balkrishna's whereabouts. However, it was told that Balkrishna had gone for some "urgent work" and he would soon return to the ashram.

The officials of ashram, denied having any knowledge as to where Balkrishna had gone for work, police said.

Meanwhile, Haridwar Senior Superintendent of Police Kewal Khurana said the police would investigate all the missing cases of Haridwar including that of Shankar Dev, Guru of Baba Ramdev.

Shankar Dev had gone missing from his Haridwar ashram four years ago.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, July 26, 2011, 16:50


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