Telgi sentenced to five year RI in fake stamp paper case
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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 03, 2010, 21:18
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 several years.

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.


First Published: Tuesday, August 03, 2010, 21:18

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