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Court directive set to give sleepless nights to Irani

Court directive set to give sleepless nights to Irani
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The Election Commission (EC) and Delhi University (DU) were directed by a city court to bring the records of educational qualification of Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani against whom a complaint was filed for allegedly giving false information in affidavits to the poll panel.

Asks EC, Delhi University to submit records

New Delhi: The Election Commission (EC) and Delhi University (DU) were directed by a city court to bring the records of educational qualification of Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani against whom a complaint was filed for allegedly giving false information in affidavits to the poll panel.

Metropolitan Magistrate Akash Jain allowed the plea of the complainant seeking a direction to the officials of EC and DU to bring records of Ms Irani's educational qualification after he said he was unable to place them before the court.

"Keeping in view the grounds mentioned in the application, the plea to direct officials of the Election Commission and Delhi University to bring records is allowed," the court said.

The complainant had earlier claimed in court that the minister had deliberately given discrepant information about her educational qualification in affidavits filed before the poll panel and not given any clarification despite concerns being raised on the issue.

He had alleged that Ms Irani had knowingly furnished misleading information about her educational qualification in affidavits filed before EC and, a candidate deliberately giving incorrect details, can be punished under the provisions of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under section 125A of Representation of the People Act (RPA).

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