Following the controversy over Balkrishana's
nationality, the records of the passport office here were
examined and it has been found that his passport no. 245797
has been issued in 1997 showing him as resident of Haridwar,
passport officer Sudhakar Rastogi said.
The office used to issue passports to the residents of
Uttaranchal before the new state came into being, he said.
Rastogi said that passport is issued only after the
report by LIU, police and CID. When the reports of these three
agencies said that the applicant is Indian only then it was
The documents relating to Balkrishana have been kept
in safe custody. The original copies have already been
transferred to the Dehradun office, he added.
Bareilly: The passport of Ramdev's close
aide, Acharya Balkrishna was issued after requisite
intelligence reports by the Bareilly passport office in which
he has been shown as resident of Haridwar, an official
First Published: Friday, June 10, 2011, 23:00