Delhi(web team): Jitender Singh Tomar, who has tendered his resignation as Delhi Law Minister, reiterated on Wednesday that his degree is not fake and added that his arrest was a conspiracy by the Central government.
Arrested Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar being produced at Saket Court in New Delhi on Tuesday in connection with alleged fake degree case.
“My degree is completely alright. All this is a conspiracy by the Centre,” Tomar, who is being taken to Faizabad, told media persons.
49-year-old Tomar, MLA from Trinagar and a first-time minister was arrested on Tuesday and sent to four-day police custody by a city court hours after he was arrested for allegedly forging his science graduation, law mark sheets and a migration certificate. His arrest has come as a big jolt to the Delhi government-led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Tomar said he quit “on grounds of morality. But I will fight this case through and win. After this, I will work for the party.”
Tomar sent his resignation letter from the lock-up to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who has accepted it.
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh also said that the arrest of Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar is an act of vendetta.
“Arrest of Jitendra Tomar Law Minister by Delhi Police is an act of vendetta. Is he the only one who has forged his Educational Degrees?,” tweeted Singh.
The arrest came in the midst of a raging battle between the AAP government and Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over the powers of the city government, giving a new political twist to the unsavoury fight.
Parallely, the AAP government and Jung continued their fight over the appoinment of ACB chief and an official who issued the order appointing Delhi Police Joint Commissioner M K Meena to the probe agency.
Stung by the arrest, AAP unleashed a stinging attack on the Modi government accusing it of political vendetta and creating an “Emergency-like” situation in Delhi to avert the city government’s crackdown on corruption.