A nearly month-long investigation by Delhi Police found that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar not only submitted fake science graduation degree and law mark sheets to register with the Bar Council of Delhi but forged a migration certificate also.
Investigators said that an FIR was registered and Tomar was arrested only after finding concrete evidence of his wrongdoing following a complaint by Bar Council of Delhi Secretary Punit Mittal on May 11.
“For us, this is purely an FIR and nothing more should be read into it,” said Special Commissioner (Law and Order) Deepak Mishra.
“We had even served a notice under section 160 CrPc (police officer seeking attendance of witness) to Tomar before he was arrested,” said Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat.
Once police received the complaint, a preliminary enquiry as per the directives of the Supreme Court was launched and two teams were sent to verify the documents attached with the complaint to RML Avadh University, Faizabad and Tilak Manjhi Bhagalpur University in Bihar.
“In the record of K S Saket PG College, Ayodhya from where the alleged B.Sc degree and mark-sheets were issued in the name of Jitender Singh Tomar, no such student was found in the college admission register while roll numbers mentioned in the documents were not found in the university record,” he said.
When the police team contacted the Controller of Examination of RML Avadh University, he reported that no B.Sc degree and mark-sheets in the name of Jitender Singh Tomar have been issued by the University as per their record.
“We then checked the alleged provisional certificate of LLB issued by Tilak Manjhi Bhagalpur University. A report from the university has termed the degree fake. The roll number mentioned in the provisional certificate of LLB was found to be allotted to another student, Sanjay Kumar Chaudhary, from a different stream issued in 1999,” Bhagat said.
The facsimile signatures of Rajender Prasad Singh as the Controller of Examination, on the marks sheet of LLB (Part III) and Provisional Degree were found to be forged, he added.
Interestingly, VNSL Studies, Munger, Law College, admission record, it has been shown that Tomar has obtained the B.Sc degree from RML Avadh University, whereas in the record of Tilak Manjhi Bhagalpur University, he has shown to have been migrated from Bundelkhand University.