Former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar gets bail

Mr. Tomar was arrested in June on a complaint of Bar Council of Delhi complaint that he enrolled as an advocate on the basis of fake law degree.

Updated - April 03, 2016 04:54 am IST

Published - July 23, 2015 04:43 pm IST - New Delhi

Former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar. File photo

Former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar. File photo

An Additional Sessions Judge in the Saket district courts here on Thursday granted bail to former Delhi Law Minister and AAP MLA Jitendra Singh Tomar in the fake degrees case.

Additional Sessions Judge Vimal Kumar Yadav granted him bail subject to furnishing by him a bail bond of Rs.50,000 with one surety of a like amount.

He had been in police custody and later, judicial custody, for one-and-a-half months. The Delhi Police had >arrested him on June 9 on the basis of a complaint by the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD).

Last week, an Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court had rejected his bail, allowing the prosecution plea that the investigation was at a crucial stage and more arrests were likely to be made.

The same court had rejected his bail in June as well, saying that the allegations against him were grave in nature.

Additional Public Prosecutor, Atul Srivastava, opposed his bail plea, submitting that he might tamper with evidence if released on bail. He further said that the then Minister had cheated society, the BCD and the legal fraternity.

Counsel for Mr. Tomar sought bail submitting that majority of evidence in the case was documentary, therefore, there was no question of his client influencing the witnesses.

The Council’s complaint filed with the DCP, South, through its Secretary Puneet Mittal said that “it is prima facie established that Mr. Jitendra Singh Tomar by means of false representation and on the basis of forged marks sheets and degree claimed to be a graduate and on the basis of forged provisional certificate claimed to be a law graduate.”

“And on the basis of such false representation and… forged documents obtained enrolment with the Bar Council of Delhi in 2011,” the complaint further said.

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