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Jitender Singh Tomar

31 August 2015

"Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has given charge of the ministry to his deputy Manish Sisodia and removed Kapil Mishra,” reported NDTV, citing sources who said Mishra would focus on the tourism and water ministry.

Just over two months ago, Mishra was appointed to replace Jitender Singh Tomar, who was arrested over an alleged faked degree certificate after having inherited the ministry from Somnath Bharti.

No law minister has so far taken any steps towards the party’s manifesto promise of introducing cameras in Delhi courtrooms.

22 June 2015

A Delhi court today dismissed the bail application of Delhi's former law minister Jitender Singh Tomar in the fake degree case, saying that allegations against him were serious in nature as he is a legislator.

Dismissing the plea, Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Tarun Yogesh extended his judicial custody till July 6.

Tomar has sought bail on the ground that he has to attend Delhi's assembly sessions commencing from Tuesday.

The court, while refusing bail to Tomar, said it considered "the gravity of allegation against him as a public representative being an elected MLA, who is accused for using alleged false document for getting enrolled as an advocate".

Delhi Police opposed the bail plea, with Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava contending that he is an influential person and might tamper with the evidence in the case if he will released.

Tomar's counsel and senior advocate Ramesh Gupta however said that the case is based on documentary evidence, and hence there is no possibility of influencing witnesses as well as investigation.

He contended that Tomar has become victim of tussle between the central and state governments.

The magistrate observed that as a general citizen, he observed that how the legislators using fake documents can fool the common people and opined that Supreme Court was right in introducing none of the above (NOTA) option in the voting system.

Tomar was in police custody for the past 12 days after he was arrested on June 9. Police have slapped a case of cheating, forgery and conspiracy against him. Sent to a day's judicial custody on Sunday, he was presented before court after its expiry.

10 June 2015

Kapil Mishra to be Delhi’s new Law and Tourism Minister replacing jailed Jitender Singh Tomar.

13 May 2015

The Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) has filed a complaint against Delhi LawMinister Jitender Singh Tomar and sought a probe into his alleged’fake law degree’ case, according to a letter by BCD to the DelhiPolice.

“The Bar Council of Delhi has observed that Jitender Singh Tomar hasenrolled himself in the council as an advocate by misrepresenting thefacts. Both universities claimed that the documents are forged,” saidBCD Secretary Puneet Mittal in his written complaint to DCP Hauz Khasarea.

The complaint was filed on May 11 after the two universities whosecertificates Tomar had furnished, claimed the degrees were fake.

The complaint letter stated that Tomar had claimed to have obtained agraduate degree from Ram Manohar Lohiya Avadh University, Faizabad inUP which the aforesaid university claimed to be forged.

As per the letter, Bihar’s Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, statedthat the provisional Ll.B certificate bearing a serial number as 3687,submitted by Tomar at the time of his enrolment, was a fabricateddocument.

“It is, therefore, requested that a detailed preliminary enquiry may beconducted with respect to the alleged forged documents for commission ofoffences punishable under the Indian Penal Code. The report in thisconnection may be submitted before the council on or before May 28,"wrote Mittal in his complaint letter to the police.

25 March 2015

The Delhi high court today issued notice to Delhi Aam Aadmi Party’s law minister Jitender Singh Tomar after a new petition, this time by the BJP politician Tomar had defeated in elections, that Tomar had enrolled himself as an advocate on the basis of a “false and bogus” science degree, reported Zee News.

27 February 2015

Cameras in court: Remoter possibility?On 13 February 2014, towards the tail-end of the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) short-lived first tenure in charge of Delhi, then-Delhi law minister Somnath Bharti wrote a 15-page letter to his party colleagues.