Ramdev’s aide Balkrishna seeks more time from CBI

Last Updated: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 18:08

Dehra Dun: Yoga guru Ramdev`s aide
Balkrishna has once again delayed his questioning by the CBI
by seeking 10 days time to appear before it in a false
certificate case, a plea rejected by the agency.

The CBI also asked Balkrishna to appear before it by
August 4.

Attempting to delay his questioning for the second
time, Balkrishna, who is also facing a probe on the issue of
his citizenship, had on Thursday sent a fax to the CBI asking
them for 20 days time to appear before it contending that his
travel documents were with the UK Mission in Delhi.

The agency had, however, rejected his plea and asked
him to appear without the passport today for questioning.

However, Balkrishna sought more time from the agency
yesterday.

In his fax sent yesterday, Balkrishna said he was also
consulting Supreme Court lawyer Ram Jethmalani and pleaded
that any other date after 20 days may be given to him.

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

Balkrishna`s two degrees `Purv Madhyma`, a high school
degree issued in 1991, and `Shastri`, a Sanskrit degree in
1996, don`t figure in the University`s records, Registrar of
Sampurna Nand Sanskrit University, which issued the degrees,
Rajnish Shukla had said.

The agency had also written to the Ministry of
External Affairs for revoking his passport.

PTI



First Published: Friday, July 29, 2011 - 18:08

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