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Court seizes passport of Jagdish Tytler, asks CBI to act

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Published : May 24, 2017, 4:29 am IST
Updated : May 24, 2017, 4:29 am IST

The court noted that he has already received the renewed passport and asked the CBI to probe how he had procured it without an NOC.

Congress leader Jagdish Tytler
 Congress leader Jagdish Tytler

New Delhi: A special court on Tuesday directed the CBI to take action against Congress leader Jagdish Tytler for allegedly furnishing false information before the passport office while applying for renewal of the document.

Special judge Bharta Parashar said “though, an FIR should be registered, I am leaving it to the agency (CBI) to take any action as it may deem appropriate.”

The court also handed over Mr Tytler’s passport to the CBI. The matter came into light after Mr Tytler withdrew from the court his application seeking a no objection certificate (NOC) for the renewal of his passport.

The court noted that he has already received the renewed passport and asked the CBI to probe how he had procured it without an NOC. The CBI, then informed the court that Tytler had falsely submitted before the passport office that no criminal case was pending against him.

However, Mr Tytler’s counsel told court it was a bona fide mistake. He said the wrong information was furnished by his clerk who checked the wrong box on the form by mistake.

CBI officials told the court that action should be initiated because rules have been violated as the passport was renewed without clearance from court. The case was filed on a complaint of the then Minister of State for Home Ajay Maken, that a forged letter on his letterhead was written to the Prime Minister by businessman Abhishek Verma seeking easing of business visa norms in 2009.

Tags: jagdish tytler, fir, criminal case, ajay maken, cbi
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi