My friend was living in Punjab, and applied for a passport in 2001. In 2002, he moved to Delhi and during the 4.5 years he lived there, his passport was lost, although he didn't inform the police or the passport office. In Delhi, he applied for and was issued another passport, no questions asked.
Last week, when he went to renew his passport, he was advised that he had two passports at the same time, those issued in Punjab and Delhi.
What shold he do now? Is this considered fraud case and is it a serious issue?