Row over degree: Delhi law minister certificate "fabricated"

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New Delhi, Apr 27: Delhi Law minister Jitender Singh Tomar's provisional certificate is "fabricated and does not exist in the institution's record", the Delhi High Court was on Monday told by a Bihar-based university from where he claimed to have done his law education.

Tilak Manjhi Bhagalpur university in Bihar placed before the court its enquiry report stating that the serial number of the provisional certificate in the record showed the name of some other person and not that of Tomar. [HC issues notice to Delhi law minister]

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"It is respectfully submitted that on the basis of the enquiry report, and in the university records, the provisional certificate bearing serial number 3687 was issued on July 29, 1999 to Mt Sanjay Kumar Chaudhary for BA (Honours) Political Science examination held in 1998.

"Accordingly, the provisional certificate in the name of the respondent no.5 (Tomar), is fabricated document and does not exist in the records of the university," the affidavit placed before a bench of Justice Rajiv Shakdher, said.

The university was responding to the notice issued to it on a plea alleging that Tomar got himself enrolled as an advocate on the basis of a "false and bogus" graduation degree.

The court had also sought reply from the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University (UP), from where the law minister said he had graduated in science.

The Bar members of Delhi, who wanted to be impleaded as a party in the petition, informed the court that they have received information from Avadh University that Tomar's graduation degree is allegedly "fake".

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