The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to register a preliminary enquiry (PE) soon against Balakrishna, a close aide of yoga guru Ramdev, for allegedly using forged documents to acquire multiple passports.

CBI sources said the agency had received a complaint, alleging that Balakrishna had fudged certain documents and made multiple passports, a punishable offence under the Indian Passport Act.

However, the charges were denied by Ramdev's Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust. “Balakrishna's passport is valid. He got his passport 12-13 years back. Why is the government now raising questions about it?” S.K. Tijarawala, spokesperson of the Patanjali Yogpeeth Trust, said.

Besides questions being raised about his nationality, Balakrishna is under the scanner for allegedly acquiring wealth worth crores of rupees.

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