Prayagraj, 04 September: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has got a big relief from the ACJM court in the alleged fake degree case. The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) court of Prayagraj has rejected the application filed in connection with the fake degree case.
ACJM Namrata Singh has rejected the application considering the seriousness of the offense and the application as baseless.
The court has said that no case has been registered in this case in any police station. In the application filed by BJP leader and social activist Diwakar Tripathi, it was alleged of contesting elections and getting a petrol pump by holding a fake degree. In the application, there was a demand to cancel the election of Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya on the basis of fake degree and also cancel the allotment of petrol pump.
After hearing the arguments of petitioner advocate Umashankar Chaturvedi and the preliminary inquiry report filed by the SHO Cantt, the ACJM court had reserved its decision on September 1.
It is noteworthy that ACJM Namrata Singh had ordered a preliminary inquiry to SHO Cantt on the application filed regarding the alleged fake degree of Deputy CM.
She had also sought a report from SHO Cantt on two points. In the application filed by Diwakar Tripathi, it was alleged that the degree of Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya is fake. After which the court had ordered an inquiry into the degree of the second year Hindi Sahitya Sammelan.
Along with this, an inquiry was also ordered in the case of obtaining petrol pump on fake certificate of high school.
The ACJM Court had ordered a preliminary inquiry on the basis of the Supreme Court’s decision in Priyanka Srivastava v State of UP. Supreme Court Judge Justice Dipak Misra gave the verdict in this case on 19 March 2015.
The Deputy CM is accused that on the basis of this degree, he has also obtained a petrol pump from the Indian Oil Corporation, which is located in Kaushambi.
Senior BJP leader and RTI activist has alleged that different year are recorded in the different educational certificates produced while contesting elections. They have no recognition.
Diwakar Tripathi had demanded action by giving applications from the local police station, SSP to various ministries of the UP government and the central government. But when no action was taken, he had approached the court.