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Manipulation charges against Kumble

india Updated: Dec 30, 2011 21:51 IST
HT Correspondent

A Bangalore-based stockbroker has accused former international cricketer Anil Kumble and his wife, Chetana, of manipulating documents while applying for the passport of his daughter, the progeny of Chetana's earlier marriage to him.

In his complaint to the police, Kumar V Jagirdar said the child's passport had expired in 2009.

"I was baffled as to how a new passport was issued by the passport office when I was not involved in the application ... it is mandatory that both the natural parents have to jointly apply for the passport of the minor child. To know the truth, I applied to the Passport Authority under the RTI Act and secured the passport documents," he said in the complaint.

"On scrutiny it (was found) that though my name was shown as father in the signature column, someone else has signed as father. This signature is not mine but of Anil Kumble, who is the second husband of my former wife and has nothing to do with the guardianship of our child. I, as the biological father and natural guardian, continue to hold the guardianship rights of my minor daughter," he said.

"In April 2011, my former wife sought the release of our minor child's passport because she wanted to take her to the UK. Acceding to the request, the family court released the passport and granted her permission to take the child abroad for one month," he said.

When contacted, Anil Kumble said: "I don't know anything about this issue."

Police inspector Pramod said the case had been referred to the legal cell of the police commissioner's office, adding that Anil Kumble signed his own name and did not impersonate.

Additional commissioner of police T Sunil Kumar told HT the police had received a complaint on this.