Passport cannot be denied if applicant gets permission from court, Delhi HC

Aditi Singh June 7 2019

The Delhi High Court has held that Section 6(2)(f) of the Passports Act, 1967 cannot be used to deny passport facilities to an Indian Citizen if he has obtained the necessary permission from the court before which criminal proceedings are pending against him.

The judgment was passed by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru in a petition arising out of the denial of passport facilities to the petitionerRajiv Chaturvedi by a Regional Passport Office.

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