Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar who has been in the eye of the storm was today sent to Tihar jail by a Delhi court.
According to reports, Tomar was produced in the court by the police on the expiry of his two-day police remand. He has been in police custody since his arrest on June 9 with court extending his police remand period thrice.
“In the circumstances, investigating officer (IO) submits that the accused be sent to one day judicial custody as his presence is required for taking specimen signatures in connection with the case. Accused is granted one-day judicial custody,” Metropolitan magistrate Ankit Singla said.
“I have already conveyed my request to chief metropolitan magistrate (CMM) to recuse me from deciding the applications in the case due to personal reasons. Therefore, I can’t become witness to factum of taking specimen signatures of the accused,” the magistrate said.
The magistrate, however said that since application for specimen signature has been moved by the police, so Tomar be sent to one day judicial remand and be produced before CMM where the police plea will be decided.
Post the hearing, Tomar was taken to Tihar jail amid tight security.
Tomar moved an application through his advocate Harshit Jain seeking direction to jail superintendent and court lock-up in-charge that he be lodged in separate wards and be taken to jail in a separate van due to security reasons.