The Bombay High Court today directed actor john abraham, convicted for negligent driving and injuring two persons, to approach the regional passport office seeking renewal of his passport. Justice P D Kode has asked the passport office to consider Abraham’s application on merits and in accordance with law.
Abraham had approached the passport office seeking renewal. However, the passport office refused to decide his application on the grounds that applicants with criminal case pending against them have to seek court permission for renewal or issuance of a new passport.
The actor then approached the High Court seeking direction to the passport authority for renewal of his passport which expires within six months. In his petition, the actor claimed that since the High Court has granted him probation there was no case pending against him.
John Abraham wants to renew his passport to travel to Turkey for the shoot of the movie Race 2.