Investigate Delhi Law Minister's 'Fake' Degree, Says Bar Council

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Investigate Delhi Law Minister's 'Fake' Degree, Says Bar Council

In April, Bihar-based Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University told the Delhi High Court that it has no record of Mr Tomar's law degree.


New Delhi:  Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, accused of faking his law degree, must be investigated immediately, the Bar Council of India today said.

The top lawyers' body filed a complaint (earlier this week? Last week?) with the police after two universities told the Delhi High Court that his degrees are fake. It also asked Mr Tomar for an explanation by May 27.

In April, Bihar-based Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University told the Delhi High Court that it has no record of Mr Tomar's law degree. The university said Mr Tomar's provisional certificate was "fabricated and doesn't exist in the university's record."  

Both the BJP and the Congress have repeatedly demanded Mr Tomar's sacking and have staged protests outside the residence of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Today, a BJP delegation met with the Police Chief, BS Bassi, and demanded Mr Tomar's arrest. But the police say legal opinion is needed on whether a complaint can be filed against Mr Tomar, because the case is being heard by the Delhi High Court.

Mr Tomar has time and again rubbished the allegations and accused the BJP of framing him. "The university never denied that I was a student, there are so many students they could have forgotten, I have all my records in place, these are baseless allegations," he said today.

 


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