Smriti Irani fake degree row: Delhi Court to pronounce order today

Section 125A of RPA deals with penalty for filing a false affidavit and entails a jail term of up to six months or a fine or both.

By: ANI | New Delhi | Updated: October 18, 2016 7:46 pm
Smriti Irani, BJP, Congress, Congress development, Irani congress, Manmohan Singh, news, latest news, India news, national news In June last year, a case was filed by freelance writer Ahmer Khan, who accused Irani of providing contradictory affidavits about her educational qualifications during different elections. PTI Photo

The Patiala House court is to pronounce its order in the fake degree case of former Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday after the Election Commission submitted the required documents. Section 125A of RPA deals with penalty for filing a false affidavit and entails a jail term of up to six months or a fine or both.

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Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh reserved its order for today after the Election Commission filed the documents in a sealed cover relating to Irani’s educational qualification submitted by her for contesting the 2004 general elections. Irani had given information about her educational qualifications in affidavits to the Election Commission to contest various elections.

In June last year, a case was filed by freelance writer Ahmer Khan, who accused Irani of providing contradictory affidavits about her educational qualifications during different elections.

Following the court’s direction, Delhi University had also submitted that the documents pertaining to Irani’s B A course in 1996, mentioned by her in an affidavit filed during 2004 Lok Sabha elections, were yet to be found.

However, while filing affidavit in her Rajya Sabha nomination papers from Gujarat in 2011, she said her highest educational qualification was B.com, Part 1 (correspondence course) from Delhi University.

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    SubbuI
    Oct 18, 2016 at 5:31 am
    ARROGANT AND IGNORANT SMIRIT IRANI MUST BE JAILED ATLEST FOR SIX MONTHS WITH HEAVY FINE ALSO AS IT IS PERMITTED BY LAW. BECAUSE SHE LiED TWICE IN HER BOTH AFFIDAVITS.
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      AJ
      Oct 18, 2016 at 6:30 am
      Party with fake degree and jhumla sarkar is now out in open. why blame Irani when her master Modi itself has fake degree!!
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        module
        Oct 18, 2016 at 4:47 am
        Actually there is no need of a education certificates to become a MP/MLA/Ministers etc. Then why she has submitted a wrong/false certificates? sometime over smart takes the people in a wrong directions.
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          Chand
          Oct 18, 2016 at 5:45 am
          Degrees can be purchased in many states like Bihar, Haryana and UP. If an enquiry is made most of the politicians will be in danger.
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            Anandan
            Oct 18, 2016 at 4:29 am
            why one law for thomar and another for Irani Smriti.lt;br/gt;Ruling party one law and opposition different.
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              PN badri
              Oct 18, 2016 at 8:48 am
              If the charges are proved she should be disqualified to contest elections as per people representation act. So called value based party leaders should hang themselves for appointing such a controversial person for union cabinet minister post.
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                anObserver
                Oct 18, 2016 at 6:07 am
                If you look at Smriti Irani's career, you will see her heading BJP Youth wings of various states at different times - yes various states. I wonder what work she has done for the people? How did she manage to become the Cabinet Minister handling the HRD - which includes education? I am glad that she was removed from that position (though he is handling 'textiles'!?). Her successor Prakash Javadekar is much better for the job. In any case if she has submitted fake degrees and lied on her affidavit, she should be given the highest possible punishment!
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                  anObserver
                  Oct 18, 2016 at 6:10 am
                  She was handling the education portfolio. She is very 'ambitious'. People like her are very unscrupulous, they will not stop at just submitting 'fake degrees'. I am glad that we have some semblance of an opposition - otherwise this country will be a mess.
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                    harun
                    Oct 18, 2016 at 8:12 am
                    If Irani is allowed to get away,we will have spate of People using Forged Qualification t0 get jobes
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                      Ne Myo Htun
                      Oct 18, 2016 at 4:27 am
                      she is becoming Elephant day by day.
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                        L. K.
                        Oct 18, 2016 at 9:40 am
                        Even Modi ji's claim of being a graduate from Delhi university needs to be investigated
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                          Ashok Mazumdar
                          Oct 18, 2016 at 4:57 am
                          Pl let her enjoy her life.lt;br/gt;Donot Criticize her.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It may be an inadvertent Mistake.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Respect her private life.lt;br/gt;She has fought many battles. She will Win
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                            Ashok Mazumdar
                            Oct 18, 2016 at 9:36 am
                            Pl respect her good looks and charm. She was being filmed secretely in a Goa Showroom- Fab India through a Spy Camera.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;She caught the culprit and jailed.lt;br/gt;Her modesty was in Danger.
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                              Ashok Mazumdar
                              Oct 18, 2016 at 4:57 am
                              Teri maa ka dudh piya hai ?
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                                manish
                                Oct 18, 2016 at 9:59 am
                                bhai apna asli naam toh likh de.. if your mother or sister is filmed with spy camera, will you be ok?
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                                  Mayur Panghaal
                                  Oct 18, 2016 at 7:38 am
                                  If affidavits of politicians are scanned properly,almost all will be in jail
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                                    Mayur Panghaal
                                    Oct 18, 2016 at 7:37 am
                                    No judge worth his or her salt will dare offend the tyrants.lt;br/gt;or else.....
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                                      Parth Garg
                                      Oct 18, 2016 at 4:44 am
                                      Prediction - Acquitted!
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                                        PRAVIN S
                                        Oct 18, 2016 at 6:44 am
                                        all non sanghis / non bra h minsts will meet same fate - next in pipeline feku , amit , bhajnath lt;br/gt;but never ever ga d k a ri , j a v de k a r , p r a b h u
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                                          PRAVIN S
                                          Oct 18, 2016 at 6:41 am
                                          is rohit vemula hunting from the grave
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                                            PRAVIN S
                                            Oct 18, 2016 at 6:39 am
                                            jumla king heading nation , tad ipar hea ding biggest party , another fekini heading dalit/ minority suicides , another cabinet hea ding fake enc ounters - da coits party in white skin
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