Fake degree case: Court allows Jitender Tomar to withdraw bail plea
New Delhi, June 16: A day after a court extended the police custody of Jitender Singh Tomar, arrested in the fake degree case, the Saket Sessions Court on Tuesday allowed Delhi's former law minister's lawyer to withdraw his bail application.
Sessions judge allowed Tomar to withdraw bail plea with liberty to file it afresh before court concerned after 4-day remand period is over.
Earlier on Monday, Metropolitan Magistrate Preeti Parewa extended Tomar's police custody by four days and allowed the Delhi Police to quiz him till June 19.
Delhi Police arrested Tomar last Tuesday and slapped a case of cheating, forgery and conspiracy against him. He had subsequently resigned from the Arvind Kejriwal government.
Investigators told the court that Tomar needs to be taken to Bundelkhand University to ascertain facts about his allegedly "fabricated" migration certificate.
49-year-old Tomar, arrested in a fake degree case on June 9, was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Preeti Parewa after expiry of his two-day police remand and the police sought extension of his remand by eight more days saying he was also needed to be taken to Munger, Bihar, to verify his address mentioned in the migration certificate of Bundelkhand University.
The police claimed that every time they visit a new place, "new documents" surface so they need to tally specimen as well as admitted signatures of Tomar and the university officials on the educational certificates.