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Fake degree case: Court grants bail to Tomar

Former Delhi law minister Jitender Singh Tomar was on Thursday granted bail by a court here in an alleged fake degree case with riders.

Additional Sessions Judge Vimal Kumar Yadav allowed the bail application of Tomar after imposing several conditions including a bar on his travel outside the national Capital without prior permission from the court and joining the investigation as and when required. The court also asked Tomar to deposit a personal bond of Rs 50,000 and a surety of the like amount. The court had reserved the order for today after hearing arguments advanced by the counsel for Tomar and prosecutor.

During the arguments yesterday, advocate Harshit Jain, appearing for Tomar, had sought bail saying most <g data-gr-id="18">evidences</g> were <g data-gr-id="19">documentary</g> in nature and there was no question of him influencing the witnesses. While seeking bail, Jain had said verification and analysis of documents was a lengthy process and there was no need for extending Tomar’s judicial custody. 

Special public prosecutor Atul Srivastava had opposed the bail plea on the ground that investigation was still on and he could influence witnesses. 
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