The Bombay High Court on Friday asked the Ministry of External Affairs to take a decision within two weeks on the application for a new passport submitted by Iqbal Kaskar, younger brother of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim.
Passport authorities had denied him the fresh passport following his application in last October, against which he had filed a petition in the High Court.
Jagdish Shetty, his lawyer, said the court on Friday asked the Ministry to take a decision on Kaskar's application in two weeks.
Kaskar was deported in 2003 from Dubai and his passport was impounded.
He was tried in the Sara-Sahara illegal construction case but was acquitted by the sessions court.