Fake stamp papers: Convict challenges his sentence
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Last Updated: Monday, September 21, 2009, 19:42
New Delhi: A man, who was convicted along with the fake stamp papers scam kingpin Abdul Karin Telgi in two different cases, has moved a Delhi court, challenging his five years jail term and Rs one lakh fine.

Convict Pramod Mahadev Janveker filed the appeal through his counsel Anwar Ahmed Khan before the court of Additional Sessions Judge Madhu Jain.

The convict submitted that despite admitting his guilt in two cases, the Metropolitan Magistrate did not take a lenient view and handed down harsh punishment including hefty fine.

"Janveker, who has been held guilty of hatching a criminal conspiracy with other convicts, should be dealt with sympathetically and his fine should be removed," Khan said.

The court, taking the convict's pleas into consideration, sought a response from CBI by October eight.

In a case registered with Hauz Khas police station here in January 2001 relating to recovery of fake stamp papers with a face value of Rs 211 crore, the court had on June 11 awarded eight convicts Sohail Khan, Peter, Mansoor, Mohsin, Mohd Asif, Tabrej, Shekhar along with Pramod five years prison term, besides the fine.

Telgi and another convict Deepak Kudale were sentenced to seven years prison term in the case.

All the convicts were given the prison term and the fine after they had voluntarily admitted their guilt in the case.

Pramod also challenged his five-year sentence and the fine of Rs one lakh in another case registered with Daryaganj police station with regard to recovery of fake stamp papers with a face value of Rs 2.5 crore in August 2001.

He had been sentenced on June 11 by the court along with Mansoor Ahmed, Sohail Khan, Laxman Maruti, Khatan Mohd Saha and Deepak Kudale, besides Telgi.

Pramod is at present lodged in Tihar jail. Telgi and other convicts are incarcerated in different jails of the country.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, September 21, 2009, 19:42

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