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Kejriwal, Tomar should resign: Congress

IANS 09 Jun 2015, 13:43:31 PM IST

New Delhi: The Congress on Tuesday said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should resign while ensuring that Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, detained by Delhi Police in a fake degree case, also quits.

Senior Congress leader Ajay Maken, speaking to reporters here, said that Kejriwal and others have been raising issues of high standards in public life. "What happened to them now?"

"Arvind Kejriwal should own up moral responsibility (for his law minister) and should resign. He should also ensure that the law minister also resigns," he said.

Though police said Tomar was detained in a case relating to an alleged law degree, an AAP leader said the minister was arrested.

Delhi Law Minister was detained today in a case relating to an alleged law degree. "Tomar has been detained and not arrested. This is in regard to the complaint by the Bar Council of Delhi in connection to the alleged fake law degree and enrolling himself as an advocate," a police officer said.

Two cases are pending against Tomar in the Delhi High Court, alleging that he had enrolled himself as an advocate on the basis of a "fake and bogus" graduation degree while the other plea sought cancellation of his election.

Bihar's Tilak Manjhi Bhagalpur University, from where Tomar claimed to have obtained his law degree, 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 another person and not that of Tomar, said the university.