DEHRADUN: Yoga guru Ramdev’s aide Balkrishna was arrested today by the CBI after a non-bailable warrant was issued against him by a special court in an alleged fake documents case.
Ramdev is scheduled to start an agitation against corruption and black money issue from August 9 at Ramlila ground in New Delhi.
CBI sources said Balkrishna was arrested by the agency after the special court issued a non-bailable warrant against him in connection with the case.
On July 10, the agency had filed a case against Balkrishna in a case relating to alleged submission of alleged fake and forged documents to obtain an Indian passport.
The agency has alleged that Balkrishna along with the then Principal of Sanskrit Mahavidayala, Khurja, in Uttar Pradesh had conspired to issue the fake educational certificates to the former, which he used to obtain passport.
The agency has booked the duo under Indian Penal Code sections related to criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery, and imposed additional charge for the alleged violation of the Passport Act against Balkrishna.
“It was alleged in the complaint that the accused had wrongfully obtained an Indian passport. Inquiry established that the accused in connivance with some unknown persons has furnished false information and forged documents to the Passport office at Bareilly for getting an Indian passport issued,” the CBI spokesperson had said. The CBI had registered a case of cheating and criminal conspiracy against Balkrishna on July 23 last year for allegedly procuring fake degree and violating Section 12 of Indian Passport Act by furnishing fake documents to get Indian passport.
The agency had also made a judicial request to the government of Nepal asking it to ascertain Balkrishna’s nationality but no response has come so far, CBI sources said. Balkrishna’s ancestral home is in Syangja district, but he was born in India. He was taken to Nepal when he was three months old but was brought back to India at the age of 11.