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Telgi not to oppose "framing of charges"
January 24, 2006 03:29 IST
Abdul Karim Telgi, the kingpin in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam, who is facing trial with some Delhi Police officials in a case here, on Monday informed a city court that he does not wish to oppose the framing of charges.
Telgi, who appeared through video-conferencing from Yerrawada jail Pune, conceded before the Additional Sessions Judge J M Malik by saying, "charges may be framed and I do not wish to oppose the framing of charges against me."
When the ASJ asked Telgi that as the offences were grave and sessions triable hence he could be given an advocate of his choice at the expense of state.
To this, Telgi informed the court that his advocate Abdur Rehman would be appearing on February 10, the next date of hearing.
Earlier, the CBI on January 10, 2006, had filed a supplementary chargesheet against Telgi under various sections of Indian Penal Code, including 211 (making false charges to implicate some one), 255 (counterfeiting stamp papers), 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and various provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
According to the agency, Telgi entered into a conspiracy along with Inspector Puran Singh, Head Constable Om Prakash and Constables Ratan Singh, Sanjay Bazad and Gaurav Aggarwal of DIU of Delhi Police to implicate his business rivals Shankar and Prahlad Singh in a fake stamp paper case.
Puran Singh, in connivance with other officials, created false evidence in order to implicate Telgi's rivals and accepted Rs 70 lakh from him for it.