Tomar Probe: Police may press charges under Prevention of Corruption Act

Every document produced by him (Tomar) is fabricated and it needs to be probed, police told the court.

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Updated: June 14, 2015 11:41 am
Jitendra Singh Tomar, DU, Faizabad, jitender singh tomar, tomar bail, bail tomar, aap tomar, tomar arrest, tomar fake degree, fake degree tomar, tomar news, india news Jitender Singh Tomar coming out of the Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University’s registrar’s room in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh, on Wednesday. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

Probing the alleged fake degree case against former Delhi Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar, the Delhi Police on Saturday told a city court that it may press charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Police told Metropolitan Magistrate Pooja Aggarwal, who extended Tomar’s custody by two days, that their probe had revealed that records of Tilka Manjhi University in Bhagalpur were allegedly “torn”, suggesting “connivance of university officials” with Tomar.

Saying that charges under the PoC Act might be invoked, police said the tabulation registry submitted by Tomar, when he had sought bail earlier, had been attested in April 2015, but that the same original records have allegedly been torn from university records.

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“He had gone to the university in April 2015, a month before we started investigation. He sought the tabulation registry containing details of attendance and marksheet of the LLB degree from Tilka Manjhi University, which were submitted by him when he moved the bail application. There are three places where the records are kept — two with the college and one with the university. Our investigation revealed only his tabulation registry has been torn. This clearly indicates Tomar visited the university a month before the probe and university officials have allegedly abetted him. Prima facie, the PoC Act now comes into the picture,” the police counsel said.

Police also told the court that the RTI reply of RML Avadh University, which was seized from them, allegedly shows that the RTI submitted by Tomar is “forged and fabricated”. “Tomar earlier submitted an RTI filed by complainant Deepak Vohra, which stated that he was a student of the university. However, the RTI reply given by the vice-chancellor of university is a different one. He submitted a forged RTI application. We need to go back to Faizabad and further look into the fake seal and the larger racket, if any,” the police counsel said.

Police claimed Tomar’s migration certificate from Bundelkhand University too was “fabricated” and they needed to question officials.

Meanwhile, opposing the plea for police remand, advocate Rajeev Khosla, Tomar’s counsel, argued that the case was based on “documentary evidence” and that extension of remand was only to “harass him”.

“All documents have been seized. All evidence is now with police. As far as the migration certificate is concerned, he did not even belong to that university. Police have fabricated the document. The only purpose for extension of remand is to harass him as police are acting on someone’s will,” Khosla said.

Police on Saturday sought 11 days’ custody of Tomar, arguing that the earlier remand was not “sufficient” as 45 hours were just spent on travelling. But, the court allowed only two days.

 

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  1. Poor OfIndia
    Jun 15, 2015 at 11:02 am
    definitely not very smart , that is why i always ask questions . Remember University initially said that for Tomar's roll number some other student record exists And No student exists by Tomar's name . It is for the University to clarify what has been torn . If relevant records related to Tomar's roll number have been torn or destro , how did the University make it's initial claims ? If Tomar destro records belonging to some other student , how does it help him ? It still does not prove he was a student of the University , so why would he do it ?
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    1. Poor OfIndia
      Jun 14, 2015 at 12:40 am
      The article quotes an anonymous delhi police official " records of Tilka Manjhi University, ... were “torn which showed connivance of university officials with Tomar”" If he was never a Student of the University ,What records could he have Torn or Destro ?
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      1. Mohammad Bin Tughlaq
        Jun 14, 2015 at 3:50 pm
        The officer in charge of the records in the university which was found torn should be questioned. He has to explain how it was torn.
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          George Cruz
          Jun 13, 2015 at 11:34 pm
          Everyday a AAP leader is exposed as either corrupt, criminal, or holding fake degree. How long this AAP party in Delhi can survive with its members exposed everyday either as corrupt, criminal, holding fake degrees???? Were Delhi people were anxious to select an alternative party to the por BJP party at the center and have failed miserably????
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            Naren
            Jun 14, 2015 at 10:02 am
            The record which he faked may show some others name. Just don't be too smart...
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