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Stamp Scam: Two CBI cases for lapses at govt press
December 19, 2003 18:11 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday registered two cases against senior officials of the India Security Press (ISP), a commandant of the Railway Protection Force and Abdul Karim Telgi in connection with 'security lapses' at the Nashik-based India Security Press.
The investigating agency registered the two cases after conducting a Preliminary Enquiry on the directions of the central government.
One of the cases involves ISP General Manager Ganga Prakash (now under suspension), some other ISP officials and prime accused Telgi and is in connection with security lapses at the press.
The CBI arrested Prakash in Hyderabad, agency sources in Delhi. Fixed Deposits worth lakhs of rupees besides Rs 186,000 in cash were also seized from his residential and official premises.
In another case, the CBI has accused a commandant of the Railway Protection Force and Telgi of breaching the security at the press. The central government, which owns the ISP, had in November asked the CBI to ascertain whether some employees were involved in printing and distribution of fake stamps and stamp papers by Telgi.