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AAP ex-law minister Tomar asks court for bail over 'illegal' arrest

Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar today moved his bail application in a Delhi sessions court, alleging that Delhi Police did not comply with the requisite legal formalities before arresting him.

Seeking bail, Tomar told the court that he has been falsely implicated in the case.

“The question of absconding of the applicant/accused (Tomar) does not arise as he is sitting MLA and has deep roots in society, has a family and is permanent resident of Delhi,” said the bail application moved by Tomar’s advocate CL Gupta and Neha Rastogi.

It added that Tomar was law minister of the Delhi government and police did not comply with the requisite legal formalities before his arrest.

“The applicant (Tomar) was never served with any prior summons or notice before his arrest and police obtained his signature today (Wednesday) on some documents and have created documents to show that he was served with the said documents,” the bail application said.

The advocates said the entire case was based on documentary evidence and Tomar had also handed over all documents whatsoever were available.

He fully cooperated with the investigating agency and would continue to cooperate, they added.

Tomar’s advocates told the court he would not try to tamper with evidence.

“The college has already filed an affidavit before the Delhi high court, where the High Court is also seized of the matter, to the effect that the degree of the applicant (Tomar) is genuine,” the application added.

Tomar moved another application to challenge his arrest in the alleged fake degree case.

The applications were mentioned before Additional Sessions Judge Sanjeev Jain, who refused an early hearing on Tomar’s plea and posted the matter for Thursday.

In his application, Tomar called his arrest illegal, saying police did not follow proper procedure while apprehending him.

A magistrate court on Tuesday sent Tomar to four-day police custody following his arrest in the alleged fake law degree case. The court also rejected his bail application.

Delhi Police arrested Tomar on Tuesday and slapped a case of cheating, forgery and conspiracy against him.

Police also told the court that the investigation in the case was at its initial stages and the documents pertaining to the law degree obtained by Tomar were “fake”.

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