Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar Arrested Over Fake Degree Row

In a major set back to Aam Aadmi Party, Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested in an alleged fake degree row.

Published: 09th June 2015 11:16 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2015 12:49 PM   |  A+A-


In a major set back to the Aam Aadmi Party, Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was arrested over a fake degree row on Tuesday.

AAP lodged strong protest over the arrest saying the minister was taken to custody with out any prior notice. According to reports an FIR had been filed against the minister last night.

He has been charged under various IPC sections 420 (cheating), 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery with purpose of cheating) and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy). Reports suggest that a police team had gone to Bihar on the direction of court to investigate charges that he had used fake degrees.

Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi refused to respond to queries on the arrest.

AAP leader Sanjay Singh said he spoke to the minister and tweeted: "Delhi Police arrested him without any notice or prior information." The minister has been taken to the Hauz Khas police station, the tweet said. However, Singh did not specify the immediate reason for his arrest.


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