The Jhajjar police have booked Surender Singh, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator from Delhi Cantt, for getting a job in the Haryana government in 2012 on a fake degree.
The case has been registered on the complaint of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former Delhi Cantt MLA Karan Singh Tanwar, under Section 420 (cheating) of the IPC. Citing a Right to Information (RTI) reply, Tanwar stated the highest education qualification mentioned in Surender Singh’s service record with the army is senior secondary.
He stated in the complaint that Surender submitted fake graduation degree and marksheets for the period January 2009 to March 2011 during which he was still in army. Surender retired from the post of naik in 2011.
Tanwar stated Singh obtained employment in Government Senior Secondary School, Jhajjar, on the post of vocational teacher (security), for which it was mandatory to have a degree or a diploma in security from a reputed institute.
“It is not possible for a person to undergo a regular graduation programme being in service and not attending classes and giving examination,” the complaint read.
LEGISLATOR SAYS IT’S POLITICAL VENDETTA’
Dubbing the development as political vendetta, the Delhi legislator said: “An inquiry in this regard has been conducted twice before but nothing wrong was found. An RTI query to seek information on my degree was sent to a different university in Sikkim, not from where I have actually graduated. Police have made no inquiry before registering the FIR.”