RPO directed to preserve documents in Kumble case

Bangalore: Karnataka High Court on Thursday ordered issue of a notice to Regional Passport Officer (RPO) and directed it to preserve the documents relating to the passport renewal application of former cricketer Anil Kumble`s step daughter Aaruni.

Justice A S Bopanna issued the directions to the RPO when the writ petition filed by Kumar Jagirdar, Aaruni`s biological father, seeking action by passport authorities against Anil Kumble for allegedly impersonating as Aaruni`s actual father and signing the passport renewal application, came up for hearing.

The petitioner not only sought action against Kumble by the passport authorities for the alleged violation of the Passport Act but also a direction to the authorities "not to destroy the passport renewal application and the related documents which is material evidence against the accused".


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