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CBI summons Ramdev aide as he goes missing

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
"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

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


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