Jitendra Singh Tomar taken to Faizabad by police, claims degree is 'genuine'

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New Delhi/Lucknow, June 10: A day after his arrest, AAP leader Jitender Singh Tomar was on Wednesday taken to Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh by Delhi Police for questioning in the fake degree case but he maintained that the allegations were false and accused the Centre of a "conspiracy".

Tomar, who quit as Delhi Law Minister after his arrest yesterday, claims to have done his BSc from RML Avadh University, Faizabad. Police are taking him there for an on the spot verification and questioning, sources said.

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Tomar taken to Faizabad by police

The AAP leader, who was taken to Lucknow by train around midnight en route to Faizabad, maintained that his degree was "genuine". "My degree is absolutely genuine. It is a conspiracy by BJP and the central government. Yes, They are not letting AAP government work," he told reporters this morning at the railway station in Lucknow from where he was being taken to Faizabad by road.

There is nothing wrong with my degree: Tomar

"There is nothing wrong with my degree," Tomar asserted. 49-year-old Tomar, MLA from Trinagar and a first-time minister, was remanded in four-day police custody by a Delhi court yesterday.

He was being escorted by an ACP level officer along with seven other personnel to Faizabad. 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.

Investigators said that an FIR was registered and Tomar was arrested only after finding concrete evidence of his wrongdoing following a complaint by Bar Council of Delhi Secretary Punit Mittal on May 11.

 

PTI

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