A non-cognisable criminal case is insufficient for rejecting a passport application: AHC

The Allahabad High Court (AHC), in a writ petition for quashing the order rejecting passport application of the petitioner, has held that non-cognizable report cannot be taken into consideration when no investigation was ordered by the concerned Magistrate. The AHC further, relied on one of its previous judgment wherein it had held that “…even during the pendency of any criminal case, passport could be issued/renewed as per the Government Order dated 25.8.1993 if the Court passes orders for that purpose.