Acharya Balakrishna declines to appear before CBI Dehradun branch

Despite CBI's notice to yoga Guru Baba Ramdev's aide Balakrishna to appear before CBI Dehradun branch, on Thursday for questiniong about the procurement of passport seeking the aid of fake documents. Acharya Balakrishna, a General Secretary of Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust at Haridwar, on today ignored the notice by declining to make physical appearance before it.

Balakrishna expressed his inability to present himself before CBI on the ground that since he had attached his passport in the UK Embassy to apply for his visa, a couple of days ago, he said he will be able to get it back only after 20 days. He also urged the CBI to give him a fresh date for appearance before CBI branch after 20 days.

Balakrishna expressed his inability by way of a letter faxed to the CBI office while responding to the CBI notice issued to him on Monday ie on July 24th.

The sources revealed the fact that the CBI received the fax after one hour after the stipulated time for appearance before the office.

CBI claims to take strict action against Balakrishna for not appearing before the CBI.

 A single bench of Uttarkhand HC on Thursday refused to hear a writ filed by an advocate of Balakrishna on his behalf, urging to grant stay cases registered against him by CBI on Sunday.

The single bench of HC justice P.C. Pant declined to hear writ in this connection and referred the case to the double bench of HC for hearing.

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