AAP government’s Delhi Law Minister arrested for fake degree

June 09, 2015 12:45
AAP government’s Delhi Law Minister arrested for fake degree

Delhi's Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar, who is accused of presenting fake law degree in his election affidavits, is arrested in the national capital. Delhi has Police arrested the Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi's Law Minister, from his house today morning and took him to the Hauz Khas police station for further questioning.

"Delhi's Law Minister has been arrested without any notice or prior information. What is the BJP government doing?" senior AAP leader Sanjay Singhsaid. "If Modi thinks he can threaten the AAP by sending its leaders to jail or use muscle power, then we are not going to let that happen," Singh added.

Police sources said that he has been arrested in the alleged fake degree case. An FIR was registered against him last night. On May 9, the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) had also sent a complaint against Tomar to the Delhi Police for a thorough inquiry into the authenticity of the certificates submitted by tumor at the time of his enrollment in the Bar Council.

There are two cases pending against Tomar in the court, alleging that he had enrolled as an advocate on the basis of a "fake and bogus" graduation degree and the other plea is sought for the cancellation of his election.

Bihar's Tilak Manjhi Bhagalpur University, had earlier told the court that the provisional certificate is not "genuine" and the document "does not exist in the university's record". The serial number of the provisional certificate in the record showed the name of some other person and not that of Tomar, said the university.

Tomar's arrest is set to intensify tussle between Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the Centre, which controls the Delhi Police. Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has created a post to appoint Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police, MK Meena, to the Anti-Corruption Branch, which opens a new front in the bitter turf war.

By Premji

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