Prayagraj Court Seeks Police Report After Petition Accuses Deputy CM Keshav Maurya of Holding Fake Educational Degrees

Prayagraj Court Seeks Police Report After Petition Accuses Deputy CM Keshav Maurya of Holding Fake Educational Degrees

Prayagraj, July 21 (TNA) An application has been filed in the court against Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya, accusing him of contesting elections by attaching fake degrees. He has also been accused of getting petrol pumps allocated in his name under fake degrees.

The application seeking action against him has been presented in the local magistrate's court. The court has called for a detailed report on the allegations from the concerned police station. The matter will be heard on July 27.

Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Namrata Singh, who is hearing the application, has ordered the in-charge of Police Station Cantt to submit a report regarding whether any case is registered in this case at his police station or not. The court has also directed the office to present this application before the court at the time fixed for hearing on July 27.

Serious Allegations
In the application filed, Keshav Prasad Maurya has been accused of contesting the assembly elections from the West Assembly constituency of the city in the year 2007 and many elections thereafter. He put first, second, etc. degree in his academic certificate issued by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan which is not recognized by the state government or any board. On the basis of these degrees, he has also got a petrol pump allocated.

Diwakar Nath Tripathi, a resident of Karbala, has given an application under Section 156(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure and demanded from the court that in this case, the in-charge of the Cantt police station should be ordered to file a first information report and investigate according to law. Diwakar has described himself as an RTI activist.

It has also been alleged in the application that different years are mentioned in the educational certificate and they are not recognized. The complainant Diwakar says that he has given applications to the local police station, senior superintendent of police to various officers and ministries of Uttar Pradesh, Government of India, but nothing happened, leaving him with little choice but to knock the doors of the court.

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