Fake degree case: Court denies relief to Tomar

New Delhi: In a setback to JJitendra Singh Tomar, a Delhi court today dismissed his revision plea against his police remand and refused to provide any immediate relief to the beleagured AAP leader in the alleged fake degree case, saying granting him interim bail will further “complicate” the matter.

Former Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar
Former Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar

Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Jain refused to accept interim bail plea of Tomar, a former law minister of Delhi, 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 (IO) 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 yesterday, 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 in four-day police custody till June 13 by a magisterial court.