Maharashtra minister admits passport seizure
Minister for Relief and Rehabilitation Vijay Wadettiwar has confessed that he had actually sent his passport to the Enforce Enforcement Directorate (ED) office last month following a notification from the passport workplace to the impact.
BJP MLC Mitesh Bhangdia had submitted a petition in the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court here in 2019, looking for instructions for seizure of Wadettiwar’s passport for the latter’s non-disclosure of criminal cases versus him as well as for submitting false addresses in his three passport applications submitted at Nagpur and Mumbai passport workplaces. Bhangdia has actually likewise alleged that in his subsequent passport applications, he had actually not revealed that he had actually formerly gotten passport.
The court had, in June, directed the passport workplace to file a reply in the matter.
” There were four small agitation associated cases versus me which were not mentioned in the passport application due to oversight filed by my agent in2012 I got a notification about it following which I transferred my passport with ED on December21 As on today, there is no case pending versus me and the Unique Cell of the cops has actually licensed me to the effect,” Wadettiwar told mediapersons, refuting reports that his passport was taken.
Asked if he saw a political style behind the controversy, Wadettiwar said, “I am becoming OBC leaded of the state, so my political opponents are trying to defame me so that I ought to not become one.”
Bhangdia had moved the court with details gotten under the Right to Details Act, 2005, by one Anand Deoghare. The RTI information had actually exposed that Wadettiwar had gotten passport at Nagpur office in 2001 where he did not point out criminal cases versus him. In that application, he had discussed his address at Gadchiroli. In 2007, he had once again made an application for passport at the Nagpur workplace, furnishing address of Mumbai. So the Nagpur office had forwarded his application to the Mumbai passport workplace. In this case, he had actually not divulged that he had formerly obtained a passport in 2001.
On both occasions, his application was declined for want of correct requisite information. Consequently, he had again moved the Nagpur office and had got the passport in2012 This time also he had not furnished info about the criminal cases against him, Bhangdia had declared. The same has been seized.
The High Court had then issued notifications to the Passport Workplace and the Nagpur Commissioner of Cops to submit their replies.
Bhangdia has actually likewise prayed that offenses be signed up versus Wadettiwar under appropriate sections for reducing mandatory info needed to be furnished in the passport application.
Although Wadettiwar claimed that his passport was not taken, a letter from the passport office clearly discusses that his passport was taken on December 18 which Wadettiwar had “surrendered” the exact same to the passport office on December 21.
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