Saket court to hear Jitender Singh Tomar’s fake degree case

New Delhi [India], May17 : The Saket Court will today hear the matter of fake degree of former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar.

Earlier on April 19, Tomar along with all other accused appeared before the court in pursuance to the summons issued against them.

Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bihar, had in March cancelled the LLB degree of Tomar in connection with the fake degree case levelled against him.

The case garnered attention in the year 2015 when the Delhi High Court issued a notice to Tomar on a plea filed by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nand Kishore Garg, demanding the cancellation of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader's ticket for submitting fake certificates.

The university from where Tomar claimed to have obtained his law degree had earlier stated that the record of his provisional certificate did not exist in their record.

Following a complaint, an FIR was lodged against him under IPC Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120B for criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery.

Source: ANI