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Stamp paper scam kingpin in Kolkata: Telgi
October 31, 2004 00:53 IST
Prime accused in the fake stamp paper scam Abdul Karim Telgi on Saturday gave a signed statement to his lawyer Harshad Nimbalkar in the special MCOCA court premises in Pune, stating that the kingpin in the case was not him but a businessman from Kolkata.
"In his statement, Telgi claimed that he was just a tool while the kingpin of the whole racket was Mohammed Sayeed Mohammed Yasin, who was involved in printing and sale of fake stamp papers," Nimbalkar told reporters later.
Telgi has also claimed that he has received a threat to his life from one of the co-accused in the Yerawada Jail in Pune, his lawyer said.
Besides, he has also said that cash and stamp papers have been stolen from the premises belonging to him and he has informed about this to the CBI.
Telgi was brought to Special MCOCA court earlier in the day in connection with his plea for a fresh narco-analysis test and brain mapping alleging that the earlier one was 'false and fabricated'. The court has rejected his plea.