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Delhi Law Minister held for fake degree

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, June 9 � Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar was today arrested on charges of cheating and fraud in obtaining his law degree, triggering a no-holds barred attack by the AAP government, which accused the Centre of creating an �Emergency-like situation� in the city, reports PTI.

Forty-nine-year-old Tomar, MLA from Trinagar and a first-time minister, was arrested around 11 am following investigation into a complaint by the Bar Council of Delhi that he had obtained a fake law degree from the Institute of Legal Studies College in Munger, Bihar.

The arrest came in the midst of a raging battle between the AAP government and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over the powers of the city government, giving a new political twist to the murky fight.

Stung by the arrest, the AAP unleashed an attack on the Modi government, accusing it of creating an �Emergency-like� situation in the national capital to avert the Delhi government�s crackdown on corruption.

One of the AAP leaders alleged that the arrest �conspiracy� was hatched in the Union Home Minister�s office at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party would not be cowed down but fight back.

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Delhi Law Minister held for fake degree

NEW DELHI, June 9 � Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar was today arrested on charges of cheating and fraud in obtaining his law degree, triggering a no-holds barred attack by the AAP government, which accused the Centre of creating an �Emergency-like situation� in the city, reports PTI.

Forty-nine-year-old Tomar, MLA from Trinagar and a first-time minister, was arrested around 11 am following investigation into a complaint by the Bar Council of Delhi that he had obtained a fake law degree from the Institute of Legal Studies College in Munger, Bihar.

The arrest came in the midst of a raging battle between the AAP government and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over the powers of the city government, giving a new political twist to the murky fight.

Stung by the arrest, the AAP unleashed an attack on the Modi government, accusing it of creating an �Emergency-like� situation in the national capital to avert the Delhi government�s crackdown on corruption.

One of the AAP leaders alleged that the arrest �conspiracy� was hatched in the Union Home Minister�s office at the behest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the party would not be cowed down but fight back.