A special court hearing the 1995 fake stamp paper case has deferred framing of charges against prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi and his two associates to March 23.
Judge U D Salvi deferred the framing of charges on Thursday as Telgi's lawyer Jaydeep Thakker sought time.
Telgi was not produced before the Central Bureau of Investigation court, but the judge, through video conferencing, instructed the superintendent of Yerwada prison in Pune to ensure that Telgi be presented on March 23.
The judge also told the jailor to allow Telgi's lawyer to meet his client in jail for two hours on any working day.
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Prosecution submitted the draft charges to be framed against the accused under the Indian Penal Code and Stamp Act on Thursday.
The court will decide on framing charges against Telgi and his two associates Ramratan Soni and Sanjay Gaikwad for their alleged complicity in the fake currency racket registered by M R A Marg police station in 1995.
All three are charged with circulating counterfeit stamp papers in the market.
M R A Marg police had seized fake stamp papers from Telgi's aides in 1995 and registered a case against the trio.