Tomar, 15 Others Face Prosecution On Charges of Forgery and Cheating
A chargesheet of around 200 pages, with annexures running into 45,000 pages, was filed in a Saket court against former law minister of AAP government, Jitender Singh Tomar.
He was arrested in year 2015 on charges of forging his degrees and subsequently forced to quit.
Tomar has been charged with forging two of his degrees and a migration certificate.
Apart from Tomar, 15 others, including his personal assistant, the university staffers, touts and the associates have been charged for being a part of the “fake degree racket“.
Case has been filed under the IPC sections of criminal conspiracy , forgery and cheating ( Section 120B, 420, 467, 468, 469 and 471).
According to Police, Former Minister is alleged to have forged his BSc degree from the Awadh University, Faizabad, and the LLB degree from Tilka Manjhi University , Bhagalpur. The migration certificate submitted to the Tilka Manjhi University for admission to LLB is from Bundelkhand University , whereas he graduated from the Awadh University.
Investigations in case began on May 11, 2015 after a complaint from Punit Mittal, Secretary, The Delhi Bar Council.The complaint was transferred for action to the Hauz Khas Police Station on May 13,2015.
Facsimile signature of the Controller of Examinations Rajender Prasad Singh on LLB (Part III) marksheet and provisional degree were also found forged.
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