Delhi Law minister Jitender Singh Tomar is being questioned by the Delhi Police in Hauz Khas police station over fake degree row. Jitender Singh Tomar has been facing charges that the academic certificates he submitted while filing nomination for Delhi Assembly polls held in February 2015 were fake. Delhi Bar Council had earlier sent a report to the city police, saying that prima facie it has been proved that the Aam Aadmi Party leader is guilty in the fake certificate case. AAP leader Sanjay Singh in a tweet alleged that the minister was in fact arrested and that too without a prior notice.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh questioned the feigned urgency of the arrest while the matter is still sub judice. "Tomar has been arrested without any notice or prior information. What is the BJP government doing? Singh asked. "His case is under the court's jurisdiction and the university has also filed a reply in the court stating his degrees are fine," he added. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, “Is he a terrorist, has he set off a bomb in Delhi to be arrested?” Senior Lawyer KTS Tulsi expressed shock at the manner in which the issue was handled. He said to reporters, “this incident is entirely unjustified. I don’t know whether the speaker was apprised of the arrest or not. The High Court, as per the documents submitted to it, had observed the degree as not to a fake one but genuine... this is simply unprecedented! It creates a constitutional crisis... Delhi Police ‘s case is an exceptional one, it’s under central government which doesn’t want to devolve the authority to the State government lest its powers are not abused, where does it leave our federal structure?” “The High Court had seized the matter under its jurisdiction. What was the hurry? Was he fleeing to a foreign country? To use the law to humiliate a person is just sad”, he added.