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Fake degree row: Jitender Singh Tomar's police custody ends today

New Delhi: Former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar's four-day police custody is ending today. He will be produced in the court in the afternoon where police is likely to seek further extension of his
India TV News Desk June 13, 2015 9:24 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar's four-day police custody is ending today. He will be produced in the court in the afternoon where police is likely to seek further extension of his custody.

Yesterday, a team of Delhi Police took him to Tilka Manjhi University in Bhagalpur district to verify his law degree, which he claims to obtain from here.

Tomar was first brought to Bihar's Munger district for interrogation in connection with the ongoing probe into his alleged fake law degree.

"A Delhi Police team brought arrested minister Tomar to Munger for interrogation into his fake law degree," said a district police official in Munger, about 170 km from here.

Police said Tomar was grilled at Hotel Rajhans in Munger. "Delhi Police team have collected evidences in the case."

During interrogation, Tomar told police that for the sake of adding 'advocate' before his name, he took the help of a lawyer friend and enrolled himself in the law college in Munger.

"Delhi Police team interrogated RK Mishra, principal of the law college in Munger in fake degree case," the police officer said.

Tomar was arrested on Tuesday and sent to four days in police custody following an investigation into a complaint by the Bar Council of Delhi that he had obtained a fake law degree from the Institute of Legal Studies College in Munger.

Tomar has been charged under various IPC sections including 420 (cheating). He has also been charged under IPC sections 467 (forgery), 468 (forgery with purpose of cheating) and 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy).

Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said the party's internal Lokpal will probe Tomar's fake degree and action against him will "serve as a warning" to other members.