Mumbai, Apr 30 UNI | 3 months ago

The Bombay High Court today directed the Regional Passport Office (RPO) to decide the application for issuance of fresh passport to underworld don Iqbal Kaskar, who is a brother of wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim.

The direction was given by a division bench of Justices P V Hardas and A S Gadkari, which was hearing a petition filed by Kaskar seeking a direction to the passport office to issue him a passport.

Kaskar also sought permission from the court to travel to Saudi Arabia for Haj pilgrimage for a period of four weeks from the day of his departure.

Kaskar had approached the high court after the passport authority rejected his application on the ground that the police report was against the grant of passport to him.

(Posted on 01-05-2014)