Legal action if passport holder obtains passport giving wrong address

Hi, Is there any way to obtain passport on a address where applicant has not been living? If so, 1. What is penalty/punishment to passport holder or this if discovered after 5 years of issue of passport? 2. What is penalty/punishment to police & CID persons who approved the police verification report of that passport? Thanks

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Are you the passport holder? Firstly, it is violative of law to give wrong living address and obtain passport on it so Lawyer cannot help in this illegal act. Discovery of this after 5 or even 10 years makes no difference to cognizance of offence and even process since there is no time limitation for these unlike Civil cases where filing case is restricted by limitation act. At present your first priority should be to prepare your defence and give proper initial response . From this point onwards and on this point Lawyer can help you since it is not a crime to defend an accused or even a criminal, on the other hand, it is the duty of a Lawyer. Knowledgable lawyer in this area is important since experience, knowledge of process, regulations, judicial trends is important.

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According to passport act, whoever furnishes any false information or suppresses any material information with a view to obtaining a passport or travel document under this Act or without lawful authority alters or attempts to alter or causes to alter the entries made in a passport or travel document shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees or with both.

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