Bihar’s Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU) cancelled the law degree of AAP MLA and former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar. Vice Chancellor Chemendra Kumar Singh said that the decision was taken by the Senate members of the University.
The highest decision making body of the university, the University Senate, was asked by the Chancellor and Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind to take this decision after he had received a recommendation for the same on September 21 last year.
The University Examination Board, in September 2016, had sent a recommendation to Kovind to cancel the degree of the former Delhi minister and AAP MLA. Why? Because the university has found the migration certificate of the AAP MLA to be wrong. Even the Delhi Police, in its enquiry, had found that Tomar’s degree was fake.
Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bihar cancels LLB degree of Delhi's former law minister Jitender Singh Tomar pic.twitter.com/Tzs1OKxTW7
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Tomar was arrested in Delhi on June 9, 2015 in connection with the fake degree case, and he submitted his resignation the following day.
The controversy started at the acquisition of the degree by the AAP MLA on the basis of a doubtful enrolment at Biswanath Law College in Munger which is affiliated to TMBU. He had claimed to have passed the law examination in 1998-99.
The process for cancelling the degree has now been initiated by the TMBU authorities.