Tomar Denied Bail, Sent to 14-day Judicial Custody

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Former Delhi Law Minister Jitendra Singh Tomar.

In the alleged fake degree case, a Delhi court has sent former Delhi law minister Jitendra Singh Tomar, dismissing his bail plea, to 14-day judicial custody, till July 6.

“As a general citizen, till when will you fool us? You can’t forge a document or affidavit,” Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Tarun Yogesh said, as he remanded Tomar to judicial custody, till July 6.

The judge, further added, “till when will the people be taken for a ride? We exercise our vote to elect our representative but what do we get?”

“The Supreme Court has done a right thing by making a provision of NOTA (Non of the Above) option. As a simple voter, I get immense satisfaction by pressing this button on the EVM,” he added.

The court, dismissing the bail plea, observed that being a public representative and an MLA, allegations against Tomar were “grave in nature”.

“Considering the stage of investigation, use of fake law degree and documents, for getting enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi, coupled with the fact that the offence, under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) IPC, is involved in the case and co-accused/accomplice who might have facilitated the commission of crime are yet to be apprehended, I am not inclined to a admit the accused Jitender Singh Tomar to bail,” the ACMM said.

“Considering the gravity of the allegations against him as a public representative and being an elected MLA, use of alleged fake documents for getting enrolled as an advocate, the bail application is dismissed,” the court said.

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