Fake degree case: Court denies relief to Jitender Tomar

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 11, 2015 13:28 IST

A Delhi court on Thursday dismissed former Delhi law minister Jitender Tomar's revision plea against his police remand and refused to provide any immediate relief to the AAP leader in the alleged fake degree case, saying granting him interim bail will further "complicate" the matter.

Additional sessions judge Sanjeev Jain refused to accept interim bail plea of Tomar till the pendency of his application for regular bail, which he put up for hearing on June 16.

"Order for interim bail will further complicate the matter and the same is neither appropriate nor desirable. Keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case, this matter requires objective consideration after going through the records.

"It is in the interest of all the parties that the bail plea is decided after considering the records on expiry of the police remand. Put up the bail application for June 16 before the court of competent jurisdiction," the court said.

It directed the investigating officer in the case to appear before the court at the next hearing.

The court also dismissed the revision plea filed by Tomar, challenging his four day remand given to police by the Metropolitan Magistrate on June 9.

However, it said Tomar was at liberty to file a fresh plea against his police custody.

In his plea moved before the sessions court on Wednesday, challenging his arrest in the case, Tomar had alleged that police arrested him in violation of the procedure prescribed under the law.

49-year-old Tomar was arrested on June 9 by Delhi Police following an FIR registered on the basis of a complaint lodged by Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) for allegedly forging documents, including educational degrees, to enrol as an advocate.

He was remanded to police custody till June 13 by a magisterial court.

Police had sought five-day custody of Tomar, saying his law degree was "fabricated" and he was required to be taken to Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh and Bhagalpur in Bihar to ascertain his educational qualifications.

He was taken to Faizabad by Delhi Police on Wednesday for gathering more evidence.

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