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  1. Wasn’t informed about Jitendra Singh Tomar’s arrest, says Delhi Assembly Speaker

Wasn’t informed about Jitendra Singh Tomar’s arrest, says Delhi Assembly Speaker

Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Tuesday said he wasn't informed about Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar's arrest, adding that as per the Constitution, he should have been informed about the move.

By: | Published: June 9, 2015 8:09 PM

Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Tuesday said he wasn’t informed about Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar’s arrest, adding that as per the Constitution, he should have been informed about the move.

“I should have been informed about the arrest, I wasn’t informed. As per the Constitution, I should have been given prior information before the arrest of any member of the Delhi Assembly, I received a fax at 3.11 pm,” Goel told ANI.

Tomar was arrested by the Delhi Police this morning and taken to the Hauz Khas police station in connection with the fake certificate row.

He has been facing charges that the education certificates submitted by him while filing nomination for Delhi Assembly polls earlier this year were fake.

Bihar’s Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur 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 the university’s record.

The BJP and Congress have been demanding Tomar’s resignation since April when allegations were first made that he had faked his Bihar law degree.

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