New Delhi: A court here on Thursday took cognizance of a complaint against Aam Aadmi Party legislator Bhavna Gaur for allegedly misrepresenting facts about her educational qualifications in her election affidavits.
Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma took cognisance of a complaint filed by lawyer Samarendra Nath Verma through his counsel P.S. Singh against the legislator from Palam assembly constituency.
The petitioner alleged that Gaur has furnished different information about her educational qualifications in her two election affidavits filed during the Delhi assembly elections in 2013 and 2015.
In 2013, she claimed to be Class 12 pass but in the 2015 affidavit, she mentioned herself as a Delhi University graduate and holding a Bachelor of Education degree from Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak, the petitioner claimed.
The petitioner sought action against her for offences under the Representation of the People Act.
"The present complaint is maintainable as the same is filed by a competent person having locus standi and same is within limitation," the court said.
The court also recorded Verma's statement as a complainant witness in the case and then posted the matter for examining other evidence for July 25.