Fake degree row: Surinder Singh meets police chief; offers to ‘surrender’
Singh said he had appeared for examinations in 2009, 2010 and 2011 from Eiilm University, Sikkim, and was awarded a BA degree in 2012. He also admitted that there was a “typo” error in the affidavit even as his party alleged that police was targeting its leaders.
The Delhi Cantt MLA, who met police commissioner BS Bassi along with senior party leader Sanjay Singh, said he also offered to “surrender” before the law enforcing agency in the case.
“I showed him (Bassi) my documents. I also told him that I gave exams in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and the university came under the scanner in April, 2015. Why should I be blamed for it? This is a political conspiracy by my opponents.
“If police still think there is a need to arrest me, then I am available for it,” he said after meeting Bassi.
Earlier in the day, Singh, a former NSG commando who combated terrorists during the 26/11 attack in Mumbai, addressed a news conference along with Sanjay Singh where they charged that the police was targeting AAP. Sanjay Singh said Surinder was a “victim” in the case and not an “offender”.
“The Centre is trying to suppress AAP by arresting our leaders and MLAs. Narendra Modi had resorted to similar tactics in Gujarat. There are several FIRs registered against BJP leaders, but the police are showing promptness only in arresting Surinder Singh and AAP leaders.
“In this case, Surinder Singh is a victim and not an offender. The university has issued degrees to thousands of students. “If the university turns out to be dubious, then the MLA cannot be blamed for that,” Sanjay Singh said.