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Fake degree case: Court asks Delhi police to do thorough probe

Fake degree case: Court asks Delhi police to do thorough probe

Delhi Police was today directed to conduct thorough probe into the alleged fake degree case involving Jitender Singh Tomar by a court here which refused to grant interim bail to the AAP leader saying any immediate relief to him will further “complicate” the matter.

The court’s observation came while hearing the bail plea filed by Tomar, former Delhi Law Minister, who was arrested on June 9 and was remanded to four-day police custody.

Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Jain asked the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), who was present in the court, about the progress of probe into the case and directed him to ensure that a thorough probe is conducted.

“There are hundreds of records in a university regarding a student like admission register, fees slips, class room records, class teacher records. You should ascertain every records and do a thorough probe by looking into all aspects,” the judge told the DCP.

The court also asked the police to place on record every detail of the case which would surface during its probe to ensure a fair trial.

During the hearing, special public prosecutor Tarunvir Singh Kehar submitted that records pertaining to the matter were with the investigating officer (IO) who has taken Tomar to Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to ascertain the key facts from the educational institutions allegedly attended by the accused.

He requested for deferment of the hearing on bail plea till the completion of police remand of Tomar.

Senior advocate Ramesh Gupta, representing Tomar, argued that police is supposed to have a copy of case diary as per provisions of law and if any deferment of hearing was given then interim bail should be granted to the accused till the pendency of regular bail plea.

The court accepted the contention of police and deferred the hearing on bail plea saying the matter requires objective consideration of records and interim bail would further “complicate” the matter.

“Order for interim bail will further complicate the matter and the same is neither appropriate nor desirable. Keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case, this matter requires objective consideration after going through the records.

“It is in the interest of all the parties that the bail plea is decided after considering the records on expiry of the police remand. Put up the bail application for June 16 before the vacation court of competent jurisdiction,” the court said.

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