Bhagalpur University suggests cancellation of former AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar

Bhagalpur: The Examination Board of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU) in Bihar on Wednesday recommended cancellation of the law degree of former Delhi Law Minister and AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar, who was arrested on charge that his degree was fake.

File image of former AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar. PTI

File image of former AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar. PTI

The Examination board of the university found true the findings of an interim committee constituted earlier on Tomar's degree and recommended cancellation of the degree, Pro Vice Chancellor AK Rai told PTI.

The Board's recommendation would now go to University Senate for necessary action, Rai said. If due to any reason the Senate, whose Chairman is state's Governor Ramnath Kovind, fails to meet, then the recommendation would go to Syndicate and then to the Chancellor, he said.

The interim committee in its report a few months ago had found the migration certificate of the former Law Minister of the Arvind Kejriwal cabinet wrong and on the basis of it had recommended cancellation of the Law degree. The controversy relates to the acquisition of Law degree by Tomar on the basis of a doubtful enrollment at Biswanath Law College in Munger in the academic session 1994-95.

He had claimed to have passed the law examination in 1998-99. Tomar was arrested and later released on bail last year in the Law degree issue and had to resign from the Kejriwal ministry.

Updated Date: Sep 21, 2016 22:36 PM

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