1. Patiala House Court refuses to summon Smriti Irani in the fake degree row

Patiala House Court refuses to summon Smriti Irani in the fake degree row

The fake degree case today saw some relief coming from the Patiala House Court for Smriti Irani . The former Human Resources Development Minister had come under scanner after a case was filed against her by a freelance writer Ahmer Khan in June last year.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2016 4:04 PM
The Minister, who has now been transferred to the Textiles Ministry has been accused of providing contradictory details about her educational qualifications to the Election Commission. (PTI) The Minister, who has now been transferred to the Textiles Ministry has been accused of providing contradictory details about her educational qualifications to the Election Commission. (PTI)

The fake degree case today saw some relief coming from the Patiala House Court for Smriti Irani . The former Human Resources Development Minister had come under scanner after a case was filed against her by a freelance writer Ahmer Khan in June last year.The fake degree case today saw some relief coming from the Patiala House Court for Smriti Irani . The former Human Resources Development Minister had come under scanner after a case was filed against her by a freelance writer Ahmer Khan in June last year.

The Patiala House Court has refused to summon the minister.

The Minister, who has now been transferred to the Textiles Ministry has been accused of providing contradictory details about her educational qualifications to the Election Commission. Irani, who has fought various elections has been alleged for using fake degrees and the order came in today as the EC had submitted the required documents.

While Delhi University had submitted documents as per Court’s direction and announced Irani a passout of B A course in 1996, Smriti stated her highest qualification to be B.com, part 1 from Delhi University in her Rajya Sabha nomination papers from Gujarat. This became a point of contradiction.

Irani had filed all documents to the EC for contesting the 2004 general elections and based on them, the Court will come up with further orders. The Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh had reserved today’s date for the order.

Section 125A of RPA deals with penalty for filing a false affidavit and entails a jail term of up to six months or a fine or both.

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