AAP Minister Jitender Singh Tomar's arrest legal, says Delhi CP

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Delhi, June 9: Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Tuesday said the arrest of Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was legal.

"He has been arrested within the parameters of law. Soon he will be produced before a court," Bassi said.

Tomar's arrest legal, says BS Bassi

Tomar was arrested here on Tuesday over his alleged fake law degree.

Tomar was today arrested in the alleged fake degree case. Police arrested the Aam Aadmi Party leader from his house this morning and took him to Hauz Khas police station for further questioning.

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Police sources said he has been arrested in the alleged fake degree case.

An FIR was registered against him last night. He has been charged under various IPC sections including 420 (cheating). A police team had gone to Bihar on the direction of court to investigate charges that he had used fake degrees.

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Hauz Khas police station in south Delhi was heavily barricaded and a large contingent of police deployed there. Singh has also been charged with IPC sections 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery with purpose of cheating) and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy), the sources said.

The arrest comes amid an escalating turf war between the AAP government and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung.

IANS

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