Telgi convicted in yet another fake stamp paper case (Lead)

April 23rd, 2009 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Scamster Abdul Karim Telgi and nine others were Thursday convicted in yet another Rs.212 crore fake stamp paper case by a court here.
Additional Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Bansal held Telgi guilty after he deposed before the court via teleconferencing from a jail in Bangalore. The case was registered in the Haus Khaz police station of the national capital.

The court will pronounce the quantum of the sentence on May 5.

Telgi and the others have been charged under sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy), 259 (having possession of counterfeit government stamp), 420 (cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document) of the Indian Penal Code.

A special sessions court in Bangalore had sentenced Telgi to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs.1.25 lakh earlier this month in another case of the fake stamp paper racket.

Telgi was also sentenced in June 2007 to 13 years in jail with a fine of Rs.202 crore on various counts by the special court for Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA).

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