The Karnataka high court on Thursday ordered the issue of notices to the home secretary and Commissioner of Police on a petition seeking a CBI probe into allegations of forgery levelled against former cricketer Anil Kumble.
Justice Abdul Nazeer ordered issue of notices to the respondent on a fresh writ petition by Kumar Jagirdar, former husband of Kumble's wife Chethana.
The petitioner sought a CBI probe contending that police investigation into the charges against Kumble for forging the signature of Jagirdar to obtain passport for his stepdaughter Aaruni, conducted earlier, was not proper.
Aaruni, born to Chetana and Jagirdar, lives with her mother and Kumble.
On Feb 29, the court had dismissed Jagirdar's petition after the government advocate informed the court that police enquiry revealed there was no case to proceed against Kumble, as the cricketer had explained he has affixed his signature in the column of parent/guardian and not as Aaruni's father.
Police had closed the case in view of Kumble's explanation.
Jagirdar later withdrew his petition.