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

India TV News Desk 12 Jun 2015, 11:23:06 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, was a student 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.

A college official confirmed that he was enrolled at the time and his name and roll number are there in the university and college records. “Tomar appeared in the first and second year examinations but did not take final year exams,” said the official.

Fake degree row: AAP may expel Tomar from the party

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.

Earlier, it was reported that he was being taken to Munger in Bihar for verification of his LLB degree after initial interrogation in Faizabad on Wednesday. Tomar claims he received his law degree from a college in Muger affiliated to Bhagalpur's Tilka manjhi University.

A team from Delhi Police will today meet Vice-Chancellor of the University for investigation.

Tomar, who quit as Delhi Law Minister after his arrest, claimed that his degrees were "genuine".

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.

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party has sought a response from Tomar on his degrees. If the party leadership is not satisfied with his reply, he may be sacked from the party.