Fake Degree Row: Tomar’s custody extended, police awaiting reply to various queries

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A Delhi court today extended the police custody of former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar for two more days in the “fake degree” case.

Delhi Police sought Tomar’s custody to confront him with Madan Pratap Chauhan, a man being interrogated in the case and some officials of the law college from where he claimed to have obtained his degree.

According to the police officials, Tomar was yet to reply to various questions put to him regarding the case.

According to reports, a questionnaire comprising over 200 questions were given to Tomar and answers to some are still pending.

On the other hand, Tomar’s counsel opposed the police plea, saying there is no requirement of further police custody as police have already kept him under custody for 10 days. The counsel added that the case was based on documentary evidence.

Tomar, who was arrested on June 9, has all along maintained that his degree was real. Delhi Jal Board Vice Chairman Kapil Mishra was later appointed the new law minister. Earlier this week, the former Delhi law minister’s wife told a news agency that one could become a minister even without a degree and ‘one could become minister even after 12th standard.”

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