Former minister and AAP legislator Jitender Singh Tomar today claimed he received a threat to his life.
“I was sitting in the Assembly session when I received a SMS on my phone at 2.05 PM today. The sender in his message said he had not made up his mind whether he should ‘stab me’ or ‘kill easily’ adding that he could eliminate me easily,” Tomar told PTI.
The MLA claimed that he asked the sender about his whereabouts but no reply came. Later, however, a missed call came from the same number but the phone was not picked up when called back, he said.
Tomar said he will lodge a complaint with the police as soon as he finds an opportunity to do so.
A senior police officer, however, said that no complaint was received from Tomar but appropriate action will be taken after he approaches police.
Tomar had last month moved the Delhi High Court seeking closure of fake degree case against him on the ground that he was already facing prosecution in a criminal case on the same issue.
He said that a criminal case has already been registered against him and he was facing prosecution.
The case has been brewing prior to Tomar’s election as an MLA, as a writ petition was filed before Delhi High court on February 4 last year, alleging that he had given “false information” in his affidavit while filing his nomination.
In his plea, Sharma has claimed that Tomar had submitted a “fake and bogus” undergraduate degree in science from Avadh University to get enrolled in the Bishwanath Singh Institute of Legal Studies College (BSILS), Munger (Bihar) where he had purportedly studied LLB.
He was enrolled as a lawyer by the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) on the basis of a law degree from this college.
50-year-old Tomar, MLA from Trinagar, was arrested on June 9, 2015, following an investigation into a complaint by BCD that he had obtained a fake law degree from Bihar college.
Tomar is currently on bail.