The Web


 Latest News on mobile: sms NEWS to 7333

Home > News > PTI

Telgi scam: 'Bhujbal failed to curb corruption in police force'

November 10, 2003 20:41 IST
Last Updated: November 11, 2003 01:33 IST

Opposition leaders in Maharashtra on Monday met Governor Mohammed Fazal demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam and 'immediate' removal of Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal for his 'failure' to control corruption in the police force.

The delegation said, "It was shocking to learn that prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi had enjoyed all comforts while in police custody."

Also Read

SIT gets crucial audio tapes
SIT questions Mumbai police chief
The Stamp of Corruption

Fake Stamp Paper Scam

The opposition leaders said the Special Investigating Team was doing a good job in conducting the ongoing probe into the scam but it had its own limitations as its jurisdiction was confined to Maharashtra. Since the scam was spread across eight states, it would be appropriate to hand over the probe to the CBI.

Outside Raj Bhavan, Leader of Opposition in the state council Nitin Gadkari told reporters that he had submitted evidence to SIT chief S S Puri about Telgi's associate handing over Rs 20 crore to a politician.

Others in the delegation included Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Narayan Rane, Shiv Sena leader Madhukar Sarpotdar and BJP leaders Eknath Kharse, Bhai Girkar, Vinod Tawade and Raj Purohit.

Later, Bhujbal called on the governor and apprised him about the probe into the scandal.

Emerging from the 45-minute meeting, Bhujbal, who also holds the home portfolio, told mediapersons, "As opposition leaders had met the governor, I thought it proper to put forth my views as well."

He asserted that no one, including Mumbai Police Commissioner R S Sharma, would be spared if found guilty. "The government will not shield anybody or ask the SIT to go slow against anyone."

Chief Minister's Sushilkumar Shinde is expected to meet Fazal on Tuesday.

7333: The Latest News on Your Mobile!

More reports from Maharashtra
Read about: Telgi case | Mumbai blasts

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.

Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 2

Sub: Telgi: Oppn demands CBI probe

How many CBI probes one can have? When the posts of Police Commissioner of Mumbai (and many other police posts in the country) have a ...

Posted by Anand

Sub: Bhujabl will not ask SIT to go slow on anyone.

Mr. Bhujbal asserted that no one, including Mumbai Police Commissioner R S Sharma, would be spared if found guilty. "The government will not shield anybody ...

Posted by ashok chavda


Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article

Related Stories

Cops cancel Telgi's licence

SIT questions Mumbai top cop

Bhujbal on Jt CP's arrest

People Who Read This Also Read

Shinde meets governor

Cops cancel Telgi's licence

Mumbai commissioner questioned

Copyright © 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.