New Delhi, June 29: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been maintaining that the party was kept in dark over MLA Jitender Singh Tomar's fake law degree but former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav has refuted from Kejriwal's claim.
"We had informed Arvind Kejriwal about Jitender Singh Tomar's fake degree in February. I am surprised. Now they are saying they were taken for a ride. Kejriwal did not even conduct an inquiry. We had raised issues about at least 25 candidates," Yadav claimed.
Earlier, last week, a local court dismissed the bail application of Tomar in the fake degree case, saying that allegations against him were serious in nature as he is a legislator. Dismissing the plea, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tarun Yogesh extended his judicial custody till July 6.
He contended that Tomar has become victim of tussle between the central and state governments. The magistrate observed that as a general citizen, he observed that how the legislators using fake documents can fool the common people and opined that Supreme Court was right in introducing none of the above (NOTA) option in the voting system.
The court, while refusing bail to Tomar, said it considered "the gravity of allegation against him as a public representative being an elected MLA, who is accused for using alleged false document for getting enrolled as an advocate".
Tomar is in police custody after he was arrested on June 9. Police have slapped a case of cheating, forgery and conspiracy against him following which he resigned from Delhi law minister's post.