Jahgirdar approaches MEA over passport row
Jan 14, 2012
Kumar V Jahgirdar, the ex-husband of cricketer Anil Kumble's wife Chethana, has approached the ministry of external affairs and has filed a complaint against the cricketer for forging his signature to procure his minor daughter’s passport.
Jagirdar added that both the mandatory documents needed to issue passport to a minor require signatures of the biological father.
When he procured a copy of these documents, he discovered that somebody else had signed where his signature was required. He alleged that the signature was that of Kumble’s.
He said that he has already moved the high court in this regard.
He added that his daughter's passport must be impounded, and Kumble should be questioned. Jagirdar said Kumble and Chethana have committed a serious offence, which amounted to forgery, misappropriation and impersonation, apart from other offences punishable under Indian Passport Act and various provisions of the Indian Penal Code, he said.
Bharathinagar police have registered a case and are investigating.