Fake degree case: Jitender Singh Tomar released from Tihar Jail, says lot needs to be said

Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar, accused in fake degree case, was on Thursday night released from Tihar jail.

Fake degree case: Jitender Singh Tomar released from Tihar Jail, says lot needs to be said
Pic Courtesy: ANI

New Delhi: Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar, accused in fake degree case, was on Thursday night released from Tihar jail.

Following his release from Tihar jail, as per ANI, the AAP leader said, "I am going to talk about a lot of things. There is a lot which needs to be said."

A Delhi Court had earlier in the day granted bail to Tomar in connection with his fake law degree.

The court also asked Tomar to deposit a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of the like amount.

The court had reserved the order for today after hearing arguments advanced by the counsel for Tomar and prosecutor.

During the arguments yesterday, advocate Harshit Jain, appearing for Tomar, had sought bail saying most evidences were documentary in nature and there was no question of him influencing the witnesses.

While seeking bail, Jain had said verification and analysis of documents was a lengthy process and there was no need for extending Tomar's judicial custody.

Special public prosecutor Atul Srivastava had opposed the bail plea on the ground that investigation was still on and he could influence witnesses.

He contended that several documents seized from different universities where Tomar allegedly pursued his LLB and BSc courses are yet to be verified and analysed.

A magisterial court had earlier rejected Tomar's bail pleas twice.

Tomar, an MLA from Trinagar, was arrested on June 9 following a probe by the Delhi police on the complaint of Bar Council of Delhi that he had obtained a fake law degree from a Bihar college.

An FIR was registered against Tomar on June 8 at Hauz Khas police station for alleged offences of cheating, forgery, using forged documents as genuine, forgery with intent to cheat and criminal conspiracy under the IPC.

Following a complaint, an FIR was lodged against him under IPC Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 and 120B for criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery.

(With Agency inputs)

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