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Police injected Telgi with HIV virus: Counsel

November 19, 2003 18:07 IST
Last Updated: November 19, 2003 18:27 IST

Multi-crore fake stamp paper racket prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi has reportedly tested positive for HIV and his counsel has accused the police of injecting him with the deadly virus.

At present, Telgi is under detention in Karnataka.

Telgi's advocate, Nanaiah onWednesday claimedto possess a medical certificate issued by doctors of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, Bangalore that said Telgi has tested positive for HIV though earlier tests conducted when he was taken into custody had not indicated anything to this effect.

He held the STAMPIT (the special investigation team appointed by the Karnataka government to probe the scam), the Karnataka police and jail authorities responsible.

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Nanaiah claimed that Telgi, who has been in judicial custody since November 2001, was in police custody for ten days a few months ago. At that time, doctors from a government hospital were administering insulin and other injections to his client. There was when the virus may have been injected to eliminate his client.

On November 6, jail authorities in Karnataka reportedly referred Telgi, who is a chronic diabetic and a cardiac patient, to the NIMHNS to undergo some tests. The doctors submitted a their report on November nine.

Not only did the jail authorities keep the medical report under wraps, Nanaiah alleged, but also did not provide necessary treatment to Telgi, as recommended by NIMHANS doctors. They have also ignored a recommendation by NIMHANS doctors to bring Telgi for further tests on November 12, he added.

Nanaiah pointed out that he had on November 11 filed an application before the Karnataka high court expressing fears about a conspiracy to eliminate Telgi.

Deputy Inspector General (Prisons) Jayaramaiah, when contacted by PTI, refused to comment on the allegations.

The STAMPIT has already filed ten charge sheets against Telgi and is in the process of filing another one. The high court has accepted the Karnataka government's request to set up a special court for a speedy trial.

On Tuesday, state Home Minister Mallikarjun Kharge said the trial was expected to commence in about eight to ten days and firmly ruled out a CBI probe.

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Number of User Comments: 10

Sub: AIDS unfair punishment for Telgi

If true, that telgi was injected HIV virus, while in jail, and the karnataka police have been silent about it, then i must say that, ...

Posted by javed

Sub: HIV takes time to incubate

Dear Rediff, Last we heard that HIV virus can take upto 3 years toincubate - which menas if injected in custody the tests on Telgiwouldnt ...

Posted by yatinb

Sub: injection with hiv virus?


Posted by Dr.ganti

Sub: HIV

HIV has an incubation of upto 7 years. Rediff should stop helping Telgi with his paranoia and red herring business.

Posted by Hero Hiralal

Sub: Police injected Telgi with HIV....I think it is untrue

I Think this is 100% false. A person who can create such a big scam, he can try many such false things very easily.

Posted by Suman



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