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Massive raids in Karnataka on Telgi’s confession

New Delhi, May 26
CBI sleuths today raided various places in Bellarry and Bangalore in Karnataka and seized fake non-judicial stamps worth Rs 1.5 crore based on the confession of stamp scam prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi.

The CBI spokesman said Telgi, who is in police remand at its headquarters, revealed during interrogation that some more people in Karnataka were still indulging in printing fake stamps and circulating them in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

The investigating agency sleuths today raided the premises of Janta Offset Printers on TRC Road in Bangalore, Sriniwas Printing Press and Dadaji Printers in Bellary.

The raiding staff confiscated fake non-judicial stamp papers worth Rs 1.5 crore in denominations of Rs 5,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 100.

Accused Telgi allegedly said Raghvender Prasad, the owner of Janta Offset Printers, was supplying the fake stamps to Citizen Enterprises of his late brother Rahim Telgi.

The CBI was interrogating Prasad and his associates — Ramchandra, Munna Reddy, the owner of Sriniwas Printing Press and Mehboob Khan alias Dadaji, the owner of Dadaji Printers.

While questioning about the nefarious activities of the Citizen Enterprises, Telgi revealed that these printing presses were still indulging in printing and circulating the fake stamps.

The Citizen Enterprises case was one of the 48 cases entrusted to the CBI by the Supreme Court for further investigation. — UNI


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