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Fake degree row: AAP may expel Tomar from the party

India TV News Desk 12 Jun 2015, 11:21:54 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar, who is currently in police custody for allegedly faking his degrees, may soon be expelled from Aam Aadmi Party.

The party, which has been backing Tomar so far, has now sought a reply from him on his degrees. Failing to satisfy the leadership, Tomar will be shown the door.  

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is reportedly very angry that Tomar had assured him that he was innocent by allegedly showing him an RTI reply from a college in Uttar Pradesh where he claimed to have graduated from.

The party still believes Tomar's claim that his LLB degree is genuine but there are definitely doubts about his BSc degree.

Amid reports that Tomar was a student at two universities at the same time, the cloud over his graduation degree got densed.

Fake degree row: Tomar was enrolled at two universities at the same time

According to a report in Hindustan Times, Tomar, who claims to have graduated from Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University in Faiazabad in 1988, was a student at Delhi's Rajdhani College during the time but failed to get a degree as he dropped out in the final year.

The records show that Tomar enrolled for BA (pass course) with the Delhi University's Rajdhani College in 1985.

Along with the investigation in Tomar's BSc degree from Faizabad, police is also examining the documents for the 1985-1987 period handed over by Rajdhani college.

Tomar, who was arrested on June 9 on a complaint of the Delhi bar council for allegedly using fake documents to register as an advocate, was yesterday grilled in Faizabad for the second consecutive day.

Delhi Police has claimed that a nearly month-long investigation found that Tomar not only submitted fake science graduation degree and law mark sheets to register with the Bar Council of Delhi but forged a migration certificate also.

The possibility of an organised racket behind the alleged fake degrees is being probed, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi told reporters in the national capital yesterday.