Fake Degree : Tomar’s JC Extended

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New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday extended the judicial custody of former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar by 14 days in an alleged fake degree case.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tarun Yogesh remanded Tomar to judicial custody till July 20 after Delhi Police said the investigation in the case was in progress.

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The court also allowed the police to take specimen signature of Tomar in the presence of a magistrate so as to match the samples with the new documents recovered from different universities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Tomar, an MLA from Trinagar here, was arrested on June 9 following a probe into the complaint by Bar Council of Delhi that he had obtained a fake law degree from the Bihar college.

An FIR was registered against Tomar on June 8 at Hauz Khas police station and he was booked for alleged offences of cheating, forgery, using forged documents as genuine, forgery with intent to cheat and criminal conspiracy under the IPC.

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