Fresh allegations against Delhi Law Minister, Jitender Singh Tomar have been brought to light, forcing Arvind Kejriwal to ask Tomar for an explanation over an alleged fake law degree.

The Bihar university that Tomar claims to have graduated from, stated at the Delhi High Court that there is no record of his law degree.

Opposition leaders such as Ajay Maken have asked for his resignation and threatened to stage a protest if he is not removed. " These things were brought to the notice of Arvind Kejriwal by Prashant Bhushan and other leaders. If Arvind Kejriwal fails to remove the law minister and take moral responsibility than day after tomorrow, we will hold a massive demonstration outside the Delhi Secretariat," said Maken.

Mr. Tomar has rejected calls for his resignation. "A fabricated case based on lies cannot be a reason to resign. My degree is 100 per cent genuine, I have all documents to prove it," reports NDTV.

On April 27, the Bihar university filed an inquiry report in court stating Mr. Tomar's provisional certificate is "fabricated and doesn't exist in the university's record." It also said that the serial number on his certificate shows a different person's name in a different stream.

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The university has said that its records were tampered with. The court which is acting on a petition that says Mr. Tomar used a "false and bogus" degree to become an advocate, has asked him to respond by August 20.

Tomar, 48, is a first time minister. He has faced accusations over his education qualifications since the day he joined Kejriwal's A team. A court had earlier asked an Uttar Pradesh college to confirm his science degree after similar allegations.

To make matters worse for Tomar, BJP leader Nand Kishore Garg who fought against him in the elections, dragged him to the court saying he made a false declaration of his educational qualifications in his nomination papers.

The HC asked the Election Commission to preserve all the documents filed during the assembly polls by Tomar, and submit them in a sealed cover before it.

Making a false declaration in the affidavit is an offence under Section 125A of the Representation of People Act, punishable by imprisonment for up to six months, or a fine, or both.

This is not the first time the Aam Aadmi Party has been embarrassed by its law minister. AAP's previous minister Somnath Bharti was criticised last year for his ill-advised mid-night raid of a South Delhi colony that targeted Nigerian women.