Former Delhi law minister Jitender Tomar has been sent to Tihar jail after a Delhi court refused him bail on Sunday in connection with the fake degree case. Tomar, whose police remand ended on Sunday, was produced before the Saket Court which refused to grant him any reprieve in the case and sent him to judicial custody for a day.
Tomar, who was arrested on June 9 on charges of fabricating documents and submitting fake degrees while filing nomination for the Delhi Assembly polls held in February this year, will be produced before the chief judicial magistrate on Monday for a hearing on his bail application.
On Friday, Delhi Police sought Tomar’s custody to confront him with Madan Pratap Chauhan, a man being interrogated in the case and some officials of the law college from where he claimed to have obtained his law degree. Police told court that Tomar was yet to reply to various questions put to him regarding the case.
Metropolitan magistrate Navjeet Budhiraja had then extended Tomar’s police custody and allowed Delhi Police to quiz him till June 21, but directed police not to seek his further custody. The police have slapped a case of cheating, forgery and conspiracy against him.
Public prosecutor Atul Kumar Shrivastava had told magistrate the former law minister was required to be confronted with Chauhan who allegedly provided the BSc degree to Tomar. Chauhan is already being interrogated and both of them were needed to be confronted with each other, he said.
Tomar’s counsel Rajiv Khosla opposed the police plea, saying police were fabricating evidence against his client.
He requested the court to direct the probe agency to get call detail record of Chauhan and alleged he has nexus with Delhi’s Trinagar assembly ex-legislator Nand Kishore Garg, and the two were running a racket in providing fabricated documents. Tomar won the Trinagar assembly seat by defeating BJP leader Garg.