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CBI registers case in Telgi scam

November 25, 2003 22:30 IST
Last Updated: November 25, 2003 22:31 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday registered a case in Uttar Pradesh in the fake stamp paper racket following a notification from the Union Finance Ministry asking it to "investigate, country-wide, the entire episode of mass circulation of fake revenue stamps."

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The notification follows an Allahabad high court order in this regard.

The case pertains to the alleged distribution of forged stamps and stamp papers at Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh. The CBI would ascertain whether main accused Abdul Karim Telgi was involved.

Sources said the agency had re-registered the case filed by the UP police in which the cops had recovered fake stamps worth lakhs of rupees.

The Finance Ministry has told the court that on the basis of intelligence inputs and findings of security agencies, three officers of the Indian Security Press at Nashik had been suspended and persons holding sensitive posts transferred.

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