Fake Degree: Another AAP MLA Under Scanner


New Delhi: After the Aam Aadmi Party was left red faced over the fake degree row which engulfed Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, another AAP MLA Bhavna Gaur has come under scanner over the authenticity of her educational qualification.

A Delhi court took cognisance of a complaint seeking criminal prosecution of the MLA for allegedly furnishing false details in the affidavits for Assembly polls.

Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma admitted the complaint which alleged discrepancies in details related to educational qualifications in her affidavits filed with the Election Commission in last two Assembly polls held here in December 2013 and February 2015.

Complainant Samarendra Nath Verma has filed the petition under provision of 125 A of the Representation of People Act dealing with penalty for filing false affidavit.

The offence under Section 125A of the Act entails a jail term of up to six months or fine or both. The court has now fixed the matter for next hearing on July 25.