Aam Aadmi Party’s Member of Legislative Assembly, Mr. Jitender Tomar has resigned on late Tuesday to his ministry. The Minister has sent his resignation letter to the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Tomar said after a court in Delhi allowed for his custody to the police, that he does not want the image of Aam Aadmi party to be spoiled because of him, citing the reason for his resignation.
Kapil Mishra, another AAP MLA will be the new law minister after Tomar has resigned due to fake degree allegations. Police say that Mr.Tomar has not only fabricated a law degree certificate and marks sheet but also forged a migration certificate. The police claim that after a month long investigation they have found 50 witnesses and are dealing with the case in a way to know, whether the fake degree certificate has other mischievous people behind it.
” We want to interrogate him on how he has procured the certificates. We also want to know whether he himself has fabricated the certificate or if it was a larger racket. We want to zero down on the person who has been providing the fake degrees”, the Delhi police said.
The Police official also added that their was no political pressure in the case. ” we have arrested the former minister only after we acquired a concrete evidence from various sources. We have insisted for a custodial interrogation, as it a sensitive case”.
A case of cheating, forgery has been lodged against the 49 year old leader. The arrest comes in a time when the Delhi Government and the Central Government were fighting over the powers issues, The Times of India reports.