New Delhi: A Delhi Court today sentenced
fake stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi to seven years
imprisonment for entering into criminal conspiracy with public
servants, including a Delhi Police Inspector, during 1999 to
2001 to influence investigation into the cases.
Special CBI judge P S Teji also imposed a total fine
of Rs one lakh on Telgi.
The court had on April 26 held him guilty of various
offences including criminal conspiracy and giving false
evidence under the IPC and other offences under the Prevention
of Corruption Act.
The proceedings of the court were held through
video-conferencing as Telgi is now lodged in a Bangalore jail.
Telgi who is afflicted with HIV was told of his
sentence by the judge through the video-conferencing.
According to CBI`s chargesheet, Telgi had conspired
with inspector Puran Singh, sub-inspector Gaurav Aggarwal,
head constable Om Prakash and constables Sanjay Bajaj and
Ratan Singh during 1999-2001.
Singh, who was then probing a case of fake stamps
registered at Defence Colony police station in south Delhi,
had been accused of taking bribes from Telgi.
The court is conducting proceedings relating to
framing of charges against Singh and other accused in the case
as they had pleaded not guilty and claimed trial.
The court fixed June 2 as the next date of hearing in