New Delhi: A Delhi court has refused to direct DU Vice Chancellor to ensure that records of educational qualification of Union Minister Smriti Irani, against whom a complaint was filed for allegedly giving false information in affidavits to poll panel, remains safe and are not tampered with.
Metropolitan Magistrate Harvinder Singh said no such directions could be passed but directed that copy of the plea be sent to the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University to bring the complainant's apprehension in his knowledge and for his indulgence.
"Though no such directions could be passed by this court on the present application, but, however, considering the interest of justice copy of this application be sent to Vice Chancellor, Delhi University to bring the apprehension of applicant/ complainant in the knowledge of Vice Chancellor, Delhi University and for his indulgence," the court said and fixed the case for May 3.
The court's order came on a plea by complainant Ahmer Khan, a freelance writer, seeking its direction to the DU VC to ensure that all the records pertaining to the educational qualification of Irani are secured and there is no compromise or tampering with the original records.
The plea filed through advocate Rajesh Inamdar has also sought court a direction to the registry to keep the records produced by Election Commission(EC), Delhi University and CBSE in custody till disposal of the matter.
The court had earlier directed EC and DU to bring complete documents related to records of educational qualification of Irani.
It had on November 20 last year allowed the plea of the complainant seeking a direction to the officials of EC and DU to bring records of Irani's educational qualification after he said he was unable to place them before the court. It, however, had declined his submission seeking direction to the CBSE to bring Irani's class 10th and 12th records.