Pending criminal case not sufficient ground to deny right to apply for passport renewal: Bombay High Court

The Court directed the authorities to scrutinize the eligibility of the applicant for passport renewal as per the Passport Act, without considering the pendency of the case against him.
Bombay High Court
Bombay High Court

The Bombay High Court recently held that just because a person is under trial in a criminal case, they cannot be denied permission to renew their passport. [Nijal Navin Shah v. State of Maharashtra and Anr]

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