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EAM S. Jaishankar Reveals Shocking Details Regarding Prajwal Revanna's Passport Controversy

In a startling disclosure, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar recently announced that the request to confiscate Prajwal Revanna’s passport was received only on May 21. While giving an exclusive interview to ANI, Jaishankar has recently made clarifications on certain existing procedural aspects, saying “To impound a passport is governed by an act called the Passport […]

S Jaishankar
S Jaishankar

In a startling disclosure, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar recently announced that the request to confiscate Prajwal Revanna’s passport was received only on May 21.

While giving an exclusive interview to ANI, Jaishankar has recently made clarifications on certain existing procedural aspects, saying

“To impound a passport is governed by an act called the Passport Act. We need a judicial court or a police request to do so. The MEA got this request from Karnataka only on May 21.”

Also throwing light on legal procedures adherence, Jaishankar said, that ministry promptly acted, upon receiving the request.

“We immediately acted on it. On 23rd of May… we have to follow a certain procedure and the procedure is initiated.” added External minister.

Later, talking about Congress’s accusation of BJP’s alleged shielding of Prajwal Revanna, Jaishankar added, “They did not take the first step… I mean, he’s not the first case where impounding a passport is taking place.”

This revelation come amidst the time, when Karnataka’s CM Siddaramaiah had recently written to PM Narendra Modi, to urge the latter to cancel Diplomatic Passport, of JD(S) MP Prajwal Revanna.

Earlier in his letter, he declared, that it is shameful that Prajwal Revanna had fled the country using his diplomatic passport, just when his shameful acts came under public notice.

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