Cops hunt for Tomar's accomplice

Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar has been opposing attempts to identity a female accomplice, which could blow the lid off a racket revolving around fake certificates and mark sheets.

Police said the woman operated New Universal Coaching Centre in outer Delhi’s Rohini which Tomar owns and is alleged to have utilised as a front for a thriving fake certificate business. She has been absconding since Tomar’s arrest last week.

“We have reason to believe that Tomar and the women were in touch and helped members of some political parties in procuring fake academic degrees over the last 5-10 years,” said a police officer.

Police said an attempt to going at the bottom of both these leads had been the reason behind their initial request seeking the extension of Tomar’s police remand by 11 more days which a city court, however, turned down and curtailed only to two.
Tomar was rushed between two Delhi University colleges between Monday morning and afternoon.

Police claimed that they have documents to show that Tomar had pursued a graduation course from Delhi University’s Shivaji College in 1983. Police teams visited the college on Monday to ascertain the facts.

“We could not complete our investigation as Sunday was a holiday. Also, the court extended Tomar’s remand for only two days. This did not give us sufficient time to visit a college in Bundelkhand. We also limited our investigation to Delhi on Sunday and Monday,” the officer added.

Now, the police team plans to go to the college in Bundelkhand from where Tomar claimed to have received a migration certificate which was used for admission in a law college at Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district in 1994.

On Monday, the court extended his police custody by four more days. Police had sought custody of eight days claiming that he was not cooperating in the investigation.

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