Smriti Irani pulled up for producing ‘fake’ degrees


New Delhi: After the incident of AAP’s Jitendra Singh Tomar fake degree fiasco, a local court here has taken into consideration the case of Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Itrani who has been caught in the wrong foot for producing fake documents regarding her educational qualification. The court ruled that the same is ‘maintainable’. Smriti Irani has been called for the pre-summoning of the case on Aug 28.

Ahmer Khan, a freelance writer brought up the charges against Smriti saying that she had submitted false academic certificates before the Election Commision of India .

“It is held that the present complaint case is filed under limitation (of time). Cognizance is taken. The matter will be now fixed for pre-summoning evidence on August 28,” Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain said.

Ahmer Khan had mentioned that Irani had purportedly given different details about her educational qualification to the EC before filing nomination for the Lok Sabha polls.

The complaint alleged that in the affidavit filed for nomination of April 16, 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh, Irani said she had completed Bachelor of Commerce Part-I from School of Open Learning, DU.