He had challenged the constitutional validity of the Passports Act's Section 6(2)(f), which states that a passport shall not be issued or reissued to a person accused of committing any offence.
"The blanket prohibition in Section 6(2)(f) has been partially lifted vide a notification issued in 1993 which states that passport may be issued/reissued if the applicant produces an NOC from the court concerned and if no period is mentioned in the NOC, then the passport shall be issued/reissued for only one year," the plea said.
The validity period is of 10 years applicable in normal cases.
Bhushan has filed an appeal challenging a Delhi High Court order which had dismissed his plea.
He had also challenged the constitutional validity of this notification.