UP Court: Probe against Fake Degree Allegation on Deputy CM Maurya

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Shivangi Prakash

Published on: August 12, 2021, at 12:15 IST

The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) Court in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, ordered the Police to conduct a preliminary investigation into Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya‘s suspected fake degrees.

The order was given in response to a plea filed under Section 156(03) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), alleging that UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya used bogus educational degrees to contest five elections.

Namrata Singh, ACJM (Prayagraj), directed the Cantonment Station House in Prayagraj to provide a report on a number of issues.

First, the degree, such as Uttar Madhyama second year, granted by the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, must be valid.

Second, there is the claim that Maurya used forged certifications in his election affidavit.

Aside from that, an investigation into the deputy CM’s use of forged high school degrees to purchase a petrol pump shall be conducted, according to the ruling.

In an application filed under Section 156 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), applicant Diwakar Tripathi sought the registration of a criminal complaint against Maurya for his alleged use of fraudulent educational degrees to contest five elections in different locations.

Tripathi further said that the deputy CM obtained a petrol pump using a forged degree.

August 25 has been set as the date for the next hearing in the case.

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