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Acharya Balkrishna presents himself before court

DEHRADUN || Close associate of Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna presented himself before a court here on Friday in a matter of submitting fake documents for procuring a passport. The High Court (HC) had directed him to be present before the court by November 30. But he had requested time from the court, citing his travel plan to Nepal.

abkHis request was allowed, after which he came to the court of ACJM (II) on Friday. The next day of hearing has been fixed for December 21 now. A court had issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him July 2012 and he was subsequently arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from Haridwar.

The principal of the Khurja college in Uttar Pradesh which gave him these doctored documents also surrendered later. Balkrishna was later released on bail by the Uttarakhand High Court on August 17, 2012. He has since alleged that the Congress government in Uttarakhand was targeting him out of vendetta.