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Bihar university likely to cancel law degree of AAP’s Tomar

delhi Updated: Sep 15, 2016 22:27 IST
Avijit Biswas
jitendra tomar

Tomar, however, said he has not received any communication from the university in this regard.

The TM Bhagalpur University (TMBU) in Bihar is set to initiate a move to cancel the law degree issued to former Delhi law minister Jitendra Singh Tomar.

The university on Wednesday decided to place a proposal for cancelation of Tomar’s degree before the examination board next week, an official of TMBU said on the condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak on the matter.

The examination board was almost certain to approve the proposal, he added.

Following the approval by the board, the TMBU syndicate would also have to give the proposal a go-ahead, he said, adding that the matter would then be sent to the chancellor for his assent.

Action is also likely to be initiated against employees indicted in the report of TMBU’s internal inquiry. More than one dozen employees, including some senior ones, have been indicted.

Meanwhile, a three-member Delhi Police team that arrived here on Tuesday in connection with the case, visited the university campus on Wednesday again. Sources said, the team continued cross-examination of TMBU employees and officials and found several irregularities in issuance of the law degree to Tomar.

Read: Tomar taint may cost Munger law college its affiliation

Tomar had claimed that he had been a student of Vishwanath Singh Institute of Legal Studies (VNSILS), Munger, which is under TMBU, between 1994 and 1998 and got his LLB degree after passing the examinations on September 15, 2012.

It has been alleged that Tomar never attended classes and managed to get the degree in connivance with some employees of the law college.

Tomar, however, said he has not received any communication from the university in this regard. “I have no information about the issue. But I don’t think, the university can do that as per law. The matter is sub-judice,” Tomar said.