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CBI chargesheets Telgi in stamp paper scam

August 10, 2004 20:39 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a charge sheet against Abdul Karim Telgi, main accused in the Rs 30,000 crore stamp paper scam, for allegedly running a fake stamp paper racket, estimated at Rs 212 crore, in the national capital.

This is just one among a series of charge sheets filed against Telgi for his involvement in the scam that appears to be spread across several states. The CBI is investigating into 48 such cases.

The CBI filed the charge sheet relating to Telgi's Delhi operations on Monday before Metropolitan Magistrate V K Khanna detailing the manner in which he used to visit the capital off and on to further the circulation of fake stamp paper and collect proceeds from the sale thereof.

The Delhi police had registered a case in the Hauz Khas police station in October 2003 after it stumbled on the racket dealing in fake judicial and non-judicial stamp papers. It had arrested seven persons in this connection. Investigation of the case was later transferred to the CBI.

The agency claimed to have found entries of counterfeit stamps supplied by Telgi to his aides in Delhi in his laptop. This laptop was recovered by a Special Investigation Team, which probed another case registered against Telgi in Pune.

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