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Centre may ask U'khand govt to probe Balkrishna's birth place

The Centre is likely to ask the Uttarakhand government to order an inquiry into the allegation that Acharya Balkrishna, a key aide of yoga guru Ramdev, is a Nepali citizen and that he procured Indian passport after providing forged documents related to his place of birth.

delhi Updated: Jun 09, 2011 20:34 IST

The Centre is likely to ask the Uttarakhand government to order an inquiry into the allegation that Acharya Balkrishna, a key aide of yoga guru Ramdev, is a Nepali citizen and that he procured Indian passport after providing forged documents related to his place of birth.

Government sources said it was necessary to find out whether Balkrishna was actually born in India or not and whether he procured his Indian passport by submitting forged documents about the his place of birth.

"Since such an inquiry has to be conducted by the local police, we may ask the Uttarakhand government to order a probe into it," an official said.

Balkrishna has claimed that he was born in Haridwar and was an Indian citizen though his parents were from Nepal. He also claimed that he had completed his education in the temple town.

The yoga guru's aide, in his late 30s, got his passport from the Bareilly passport office.

As per the Indian Citizenship Act, a person born in India between January 26, 1950 and July 1, 1987, automatically becomes a citizen of the country.

The Centre also may ask the state government whether Balkrishna was indeed given arms licences to procure guns and if so on what basis.

Balkrishna has allegedly procured a licenced gun for his personal protection.