Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, will appear before a special court in Delhi on August 13, 2019 in connection with a fake degree case filed against him by lawyer Sarthak Chaturvedi.
Chaturvedi had accused Banerjee of allegedly possessing a fake degree. On Thursday in the court of Samar Vishal, Banerjee sought time as he said the parliament session was goiung on. According to the petitioner Sarthak Chaturvedi, the Abhishek Banerjee had furnished wrong details about his educational qualifications in the affidavit submitted by him during elections. Sarthak has alleged that in 2014 elections, Banerjee has submitted in the affidavit that he has completed his MBA degree from a particular university which is not recognised.
According to the affidavits submitted by Banerjee during 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, he obtained an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) in the year 2009. The 2019 affidavit additionally mentions “as per affiliation degree received from I.M.I., Belgium”.
Banerjee, Mamata’s favourite has hit the headlines often, for all the wrong reasons, incoluding a spat wioth customs officials in Kolkkatt5a who stopped him as he carried items not allowed into the country or in excess of permissible limits.
–India Legal Bureau