Monday, June 8, 2015

Fake degree row: Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar arrested

Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar on charges of fabricating documents and submitting fake degree while filing nomination for the Delhi assembly polls held in February this year.

Tomar was arrested between 10.30am and 11am by south district officials.

Special commissioner (law and order) Deepak Mishra confirmed the arrest .Sources said sections of cheating and forgery have been slapped against Tomar.

"Delhi law minister has been arrested without any notice or prior information. What is BJP government doing," AAP leader Sanjay Singh asked.

"His(Jitender Tomar) case is under court's jurisdiction. The university has also filed a reply in court stating his degrees are fine," Sanjay Singh added.

Tomar's arrest comes two weeks after a Delhi Police team had gone to Munger to verify documents from a university there.

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