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Tomar case: Police probing if organised racket is involved

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B S BassiNew Delhi: Delhi Police is probing the possibility of an organised racket behind the alleged fake degrees of AAP leader Jitender Singh Tomar who was today taken to Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh for gathering more evidence in the case.

“Our team has just reached Faizabad. There our Investigating Officer will take help of Mr Tomar in gathering evidence from there and whatever on-spot verification will be needed will be done,” Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi told reporters here today.

Tomar, who quit as Delhi Law Minister after his arrest yesterday, claims to have done his BSc from RML Avadh University, Faizabad. Police has taken him there for an on the spot verification and questioning, sources said.

Police may also take him to Munger in Bihar and repeat the exercise there.

Tomar had claimed to have completed his LLB degree from VNSL Studies, a law college affiliated to Tilak Manjhi Bhagalpur University of Bihar.

Investigators are now trying to ascertain as to who made these alleged forged documents and whether an organised gang is behind it.

“Whether he made them himself or did he procure it from somewhere. If they were procured from somewhere, it will be important to zero down on the person who provided him these documents and if there is a racket, then who else did they provide such documents,” he said.

49-year-old Tomar, MLA from Trinagar and a first-time minister, was remanded in four-day police custody by a Delhi court yesterday.

He was escorted by an ACP level officer along with seven other personnel to Faizabad. .


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