CBI questions Baba Ramdev’s aide, Balakrishna

The CBI quizzed Balakrishna in connection with alleged furnishing of wrong information for getting passport.

Haridwar: The CBI has quizzed Balakrishna, a
close aide of yoga guru Ramdev, in connection with alleged
furnishing of wrong information for getting passport even as
police said that two birth certificates with varied
information were issued to him by district authorities.

A CBI team on Wednesday reached Haridwar and questioned
Balkrishna in this regard, police sources said. The team also
went to Haridwar Municipal Council and searched records of the
office of birth-death registrar.

A Local Intelligence Unit Inspector Sanjay Bishnoi said
that preliminary investigations conducted by the police
revealed that Balkrishna has only one passport and it was
renewed on February 7, 2007.

He, however, said there are doubts about his nationality
as discrepancy has been found in two birth certificates issued
by Haridwar Municipal Council to him. While in one of the
certificates, the nationality of Balakrishna`s parents is
mentioned as Indian, in the other it is Nepalese.

Haridwar Municipal Council officials are tightlipped on
the issue.

Bishnoi said Haridwar Senior Superintendent of Police
(SSP) Kewal Khurana has handed over all records related to the
case to the CBI team.

PTI

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