Bangalore: A special court Saturday sentenced
prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi to seven years of rigorous
imprisonment in a 2001 case relating to the multi-crore fake
stamp paper scam.
Special Court Judge Chandrashekhar Patil sentenced 16
other accused to five years rigorous imprisonment each.
Telgi was also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each for the
two charges registered under Sections 256 and 259 of the IPC
against him (for possession of material for printing fake
stamp paper), while the 16 others were imposed a fine of Rs
On September 14, Telgi, the kingpin in the scam, and the
16 others were convicted by the Special Court in the case
registered in Madiwala police station in 2001.
Telgi has been convicted in 46 such other cases across the
country, including seven in Bangalore.