The arrest of the Law Minister of Delhi Jitender Singh Tomar by the police is a shocking instance of  arbitrary exercise of power by the Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung.  The Delhi police is  under the jurisdiction of the Lt. Governor.  The arrest has been effected when the matter of an alleged false degree acquired by the Minister is before the court.


The BJP government at the Centre is using the Lt. Governor to ride roughshod over the elected state government of Delhi.  The Lt. Governor has by a series of actions showed that he will not abide by democratic and federal norms.  He should quit office immediately.