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Telgiís nephew held

Mumbai, January 3
The Special Investigating Team, probing the fake stamp paper scam, today arrested Tabrez Telgi, nephew of prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi and a key operative of the multi-crore racket, under a stringent law of Maharashtra.

Tabrez, a proclaimed offender, was picked up from his residence in Mumbai and grilled in Pune before placing him under arrest under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), SIT sources told PTI.

He would be produced before a special court in Pune tomorrow for remand.

SIT described Tabrez as the secondmost important accused after Abdul Karim Telgi and alleged that he was Telgiís main operative in the racket.

Tabrezís arrest comes close on the heels of the arrest of his manager Vijay Desai. Both of them had prepared blueprints of Telgiís marketing strategy to sell counterfeit stamps and stamp papers in Maharashtra and Gujarat, SIT sources said.

The blueprint of Ahmedabad market, allegedly prepared by Tabrez and Desai, was recovered by SIT from the personal computer and dairies of Abdul Karim Telgi during a raid on his house in south Mumbai last year. ó PTI


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