To get the passport, he allegedly provided documents such as PAN card and Aadhar card which bore his new name.
As the name on the passport application was not his original name, local police submitted adverse inquiry report, but Bhuyekar still managed to obtain passport through an agent, he said.
He allegedly told police that he wanted to visit Saudi Arabia for the Haj pilgrimage.
A case was registered against him under the Passport Act and also for forgery and cheating under the IPC.
"We are investigating why he did not change his name through government gazette and whether he was in touch with any foreign national," the official added.
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