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CBI says investigations in stamp paper scam are over
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December 05, 2005 21:31 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday informed a Delhi court that investigation into the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam case involving Abdul Karim Telgi is over.

The public prosecutor appearing for the CBI communicated the development to Metropolitan Magistrate S S Rathi that the agency has completed its probe in a fake stamp case, which was lodged by Delhi police in 2001 and later transferred to it.

A third supplementary chargesheet in the case against Telgi and 15 others was filed by the CBI on July 22 and, as per the agency sources, the final chargesheet will be filed shortly. Telgi is presently lodged in Yerawada jail in Pune.

Meanwhile, the magistrate extended the remand of Pramod Jhanvekar, Laxaman Maruti [Get Quote], Khadar Shah Mohammed Yousuf Singoti and Telgi, who appeared through video-conferencing held at Karkardooma courts, till December 12.

The Delhi police in 2001 had recovered fake stamp papers worth Rs 61 lakh from the possession of a key Telgi aide, Sohail Khan [Images], in Delhi's Daryaganj area.

The other 12 accused who are lodged in Tihar jail are - Sohail, Mansoor Ahmed, Deepak Bhosele, Ramneek Kanwar Dheeraj Kanwar, Amit Kumar, Sanjay Raina, Devinder Mahajan, Abdul Hafiz, Jai Manchanda, Lalit Patodi and Shyam Sunder Pataudi. Three other accused in the case - Muzahid, Wasm Shah and Ajay Grover - are still absconding.

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