New Delhi: A Delhi court today sentenced fake
stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi to seven years
rigorous imprisonment in a case relating to recovery such
instruments in 2005.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Karkardooma
courts here awarded the prison term to Telgi, who is afflicted
with HIV virus and lodged at a Bangalore jail, and imposed on
him a fine of Rs five lakh.
During the arguments on sentence, Anwar Ahmed Khan sought
a lenient view of the court against the convict on the ground
that he had suffered enough and has been incarcerated for
The prosecutor, on the other hand, demanded adequate
punishment against him stating that he had forged and
fabricated the government securities.
Telgi had pleaded guilty in the case in 2008.
Two other accused Anand G Thorat and Ashfaq Mullah are
facing trial in the case.
A case was registered against the three accused with Anand
Vihar police station in 2005 following the recovery of fake
stamp paper having a face value of Rs five lakh.
The matter was handed over to CBI for probe following an
order by the Supreme Court.