Fake degree case: Tomar moves court to attend Delhi assembly

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jun 20, 2015 01:02 IST

Delhi’s former law minister JS Tomar moved a bail application on Friday to attend the state’s assembly sessions, which begins on June 23. The plea is listed for hearing on Monday — a day after the 49-year-old’s police custody ends.

Tomar is accused of forging his educational credentials and filing false documents before the court. On Friday, the court extended his police custody by two days. This is the fourth time he is being remanded to police custody since his arrest on June 9.

During the hearing, the Delhi police told metropolitan magistrate Navjeet Budhiraja that the Tomar’s custody was required so that he could be confronted with possible co-conspirators such as Jai Narayan Yadav, Naval Kishor Singh, Madan Pratap Chauhan, and others. These persons allegedly helped Tomar forge degrees, police said.

Special public prosecutor Atul Srivastava also told the court that Tomar had been given a list of questions, which he is yet to answer. Upon hearing the submissions, the court gave Delhi police two days to interrogate the MLA.

He will be produced before the court again on Sunday. Meanwhile, in his bail plea, Tomar said that he needed to be freed to attend the Delhi assembly aession, which begins on June 23.

On June 11, a sessions court had deferred Tomar’s bail plea for June 19, observing, the matter required objective consideration of records. The court turned down his interim bail saying it would further complicate the matter.

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