Chandigarh/Ludhiana, Apr 26: A day after Lok Insaaf Party supremo Simarjit Singh Bains, along with his supporters, allegedly created a ruckus at the Passport Sewa Kendra (PSK) in Ludhiana, the Regional Passport Office (RPO) has served a show-cause notice on the MLA for withholding some information while getting his passport reissued. The MLA from Atam Nagar constituency in Ludhiana has been given a week to reply to the notice.
“Simarjit Singh Bains had not disclosed some material information while getting his passport reissued. A show-cause notice has been served on the MLA, giving him seven days to reply. If Bains fails to respond, his passport will be cancelled and impounded,” said Regional Passport Officer Sibash Kabiraj.
The passport official said a week ago, the MLA had got an order from court to reissue his short validity passport. However, he misled the passport office as he stated that only one criminal case was registered against him while he was facing around half a dozen cases, he added.
Sources said as per the affidavit submitted by Bains during the Assembly elections, about six criminal cases were pending against him.