Balkrishna case: HC fixes Oct 12 for final hearing

Last Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 20:59

Nainital: The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday
fixed October 12 as the final date of hearing in a cheating
case involving yoga guru Ramdev`s close aide Balkrishna, who
is accused of using fake educational certificate for procuring
a passport.

Justice Tarun Agrawal fixed October 12 as the final date
of hearing in the case.
During the hearing, the court observed that probes to
decide Balkrishna`s nationality is still going on and the
process for cancellation of his passport is yet to be
undertaken by the competent authority.

Earlier on July 29, the high court had stayed
Balkrishna`s arrest and asked him to cooperate with the CBI in
investigations. The yoga guru`s aide was also asked to appear
before it on August 3.

The high court had also directed the CBI to file a reply
on Balkrishna`s plea within three weeks.

Complying with the court`s order, Balkrishna had appeared
before the CBI office here two times last month but the probe
agency failed to take out the required information from him.

Balkrishna was served notice by the CBI to present his
original education documents before it, but the envelope
delivered to the agency by his lawyer on August 27 had his
ration card only, official sources said.
Balkrishna had gone "missing" on July 24, a day after the
CBI had filed a case against him on charges of cheating and
criminal conspiracy for procuring fake degrees and violation
of section 12 of Indian Passport Act for furnishing such
documents to get a passport.

He resurfaced on the evening of July 29 only after the
High Court stayed his arrest.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 20:59

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