Chief Judicial Magistrate Bharat Singh admitted the complaint and transferred the matter to Judicial Magistrate Raghini Kumari for hearing. The court has fixed July 13 as the date of hearing in the complaint. Modi's wife Jessie George appeared in the CJM court today and pleaded that her academic degrees were genuine and the allegation of her fake degrees has tarnished her reputation.

She had filed the complaint in the CJM court on June 22 against the minister through her lawyer Subodh Kumar Jha under IPC 499 (defamation) and sought lawful punishment for him. In her complaint, George said that by calling by her degrees 'fake', Singh had sullied her image in the eyes of students, teachers and parents.

George added she had matriculated from Maharashtra Board of Secondary Education and had done her BSc and BEd from Sophia College of Maharashtra. She has done MEd from Mumbai and PHD from Patna University.

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