Ramdev key aide Balkrishna's degrees fake

Varanasi: The noose around Yoga guru Ramdev's key aide Balkrishna seems to be tightening as the CBI made fresh inquiries into his testimonials and found that his degrees issued from a University here were fake.

Registrar of Sampurna Nand Sanskrit University Rajnish Shukla said the investigating agency came to the conclusion after records were matched. The enrolment numbers indicated in the fudged documents belong to a different student, he added.

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, he said.

The documents show Krishna Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, an affiliate of the university, as the issuing authority, Shukla said adding the Vice-Chancellor has declared the documents fake.