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Fake degree case: Tomar sent to Judicial Custody till July 20

New Delhi, July 7: A court on monday extended by 14 days the judicial custody of former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar for allegedly link with fake degree case.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tarun Yogesh remanded Tomar to judicial custody till July 20 after Delhi Police said the investigation in the case was in progress.

The court also allowed the police to take specimen signature of Tomar in the presence of a magistrate so as to match the samples with the new documents recovered from different universities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

During the hearing, counsel appearing for Tomar submitted that the Investigating Officer (IO) should inform the court about the progress they have made in the probe of the case.

IO Satyender Sangwan then submitted that several records including attendance sheet and other college and university records of Tilka Manjhi University, from where Tomar allegedly pursued his law course, have been recovered and being probed.

Earlier, the court had sent Tomar to judicial remand till yesterday while dismissing his bail on June 22.

While dismissing his bail plea, the court had observed that being a public representative and an MLA, allegations against Tomar were "grave in nature".

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

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