Tomar to be taken to Bihar for verification of his law degree

New Delhi/Faizabad, Jun 11: In the dock over his alleged fake degrees, former AAP Minister Jitender Singh Tomar was today grilled for the second day in Faizabad by the Delhi Police which said he would be taken to Bihar tomorrow for verification of his law degree.

Tomar would be taken by a team comprising of ACP level officers and seven other personnel of Delhi Police where he would be taken to Bishwanath Singh Institute of Legal Study College at Munger and Bhagalpur-based Tilka Majhi University, to which the college is affiliated.

Tomar to be taken to Bihar on Friday

"Physical verification of his law degree will be conducted in his presence," a top Delhi Police official said in the national capital.

Police said that Tomar was taken to KS Saket PG College and RML Avadh University in Faizabad today, from where he claimed to have earned his BSc degree. He was given a tour of the campuses and was also brought face to face with teachers and officials of the institutions, whose statements were also recorded, police said.

These included teachers who taught the 1987-88 batch and also some students who passed out that year, the same year he claimed to have passed BSc.

Police said he failed to locate his classroom, physics laboratory and the washroom and that investigation at Faizabad "more or less" corroborated the earlier police findings that his degrees were fabricated.

49-year-old Tomar, MLA from Delhi's Trinagar constituency and a first-time minister, was remanded in four-day police custody by a Delhi court on Tuesday.

Delhi Police has claimed that a nearly month-long investigation found that Tomar not only submitted fake science graduation degree and law mark sheets to register with the Bar Council of Delhi but forged a migration certificate also.

The possibility of an organised racket behind the alleged fake degrees is being probed, Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi said yesterday.


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