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Delhi ex-minister appears in court in fake degree case

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New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Delhi’s former Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar on Wednesday appeared before a local court in connection with a fake degree case.

Tomar appeared before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Sandeep Garg, who directed the Delhi Police to supply chargesheet and other documents to the former Law Minister.

Last month, the court had summoned 13 people, including Tomar, in connection with the case.

Of them, 12 accused appeared before the court while one moved a plea seeking exemption from personal appearance, which was granted by the court.

The accused also moved their bail application, which the court listed for further hearing on May 17.

The Delhi Police have chargesheeted Tomar and others under relevant sections for cheating, forgery and abetment of criminal conspiracy, among other charges.

Tomar was arrested on June 9, 2015, and was granted bail on July 23, 2015.

An FIR was lodged in June 2015 against Tomar.