New Delhi, Nov 18: A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to visit Karnataka to question officials on the issue relating to the passport of underworld don, Chhota Rajan. The CBI team will seek details on how the passport had been issued with a Karnataka address.
During the visit, the CBI team will seek details from the Superintendent of Police, Mandya and also the regional passport office. A passport had been issued to Rajan in 2003 in which his name is mentioned as Mohan Kumar and the date of birth place being Mandya.
Rajan had initially applied for a tatkal passport which expired
in 2008. However he managed to renew the same with a validity date
of July 2018. A case was booked against Rajan under the Passport
Act of 1967.
The CBI team which will question officials says that if they get vital leads, then they could book officials under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Rajan had got the passport (No.G9273860) made in the name of Mohan Kumar. The address mentioned on the passport was, 107/B, Old M.C. Road, Azad Nagar, Mandya in Karnataka. Rajan has not revealed much about how he got the passport made. He said that he was in Zimbabwe at the time of the passport being made.
The CBI wants to find out if the officials had prepared the passport in connivance with Rajan or was it an oversight. Moreover the CBI also wants to find out why a verification was not done. The address mentioned in the passport does exist and hence it would be important to find out if any verification which is a mandatory procedure was done or not.