New twist in deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya’s fake degree case, judge separates from hearing

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s alleged fake degree case has come up with a new twist. The magistrate hearing this case has written a letter to the district judge, demanding to be separated from the hearing. She has said in the letter sent to the District Judge that since Keshav Prasad Maurya is a member of the Legislative Assembly, the trial of this case is outside his jurisdiction. She has demanded to transfer the matter to the MP-MLA Special Court for hearing. The court has fixed July 30 as the date of hearing in this case.

There is an allegation against Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya that he contested the election with a fake degree and got a petrol pump. An application was filed against Keshav Prasad Maurya in the court and a demand was made to register an FIR. The application was presented in the local magistrate’s court, on which the court had summoned a report from the police station concerned.

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It is noteworthy that RTI activist Diwakar Nath Tripathi had given an application in the court to pass an order to register an FIR against Keshav Prasad Maurya. Hearing on this was held in the court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate on Tuesday. After this, Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Namrata Singh wrote a letter to the District Judge that Keshav Prasad Maurya, against whom the application has been made, is a member of the Legislative Assembly. Therefore, this Court does not have the jurisdiction to hear this application. Therefore, the case should be transferred to the MP-MLA Special Court.

What is the whole matter?
In the year 2007, Keshav Prasad Maurya contested the assembly elections from the city western assembly constituency. After this, contested elections many times. In his educational certificate, he has put first, second degree 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 obtained a petrol pump from the Indian Oil Corporation. It has also been alleged in the application that different years are mentioned in the educational certificate. They are not recognized. Diwakar Tripathi told that he gave an application to various officials of the local police station, senior superintendent of police to Uttar Pradesh, Government of India, ministries but no action was taken. Was forced to knock on the door of the court.

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