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CBI arrests Telgi; files chargesheet in another case
Tribune News Service and Agencies

Thane, August 10
Abdul Karim Telgi, prime accused in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam, was today arrested by the CBI in a fresh case of stamp seizure and produced before the court here.

Telgi, already held in fake stamp paper case of Pune, was today arrested by the CBI in another case pertaining to seizure of fake stamps in Meera Road here in 1999.

The CBI urged for Telgiís custody saying they needed his custodial interrogation to unearth the racket. Telgi was produced before the Judicial Magistrate First Class.

Hearing CBIís plea, special Judge S M Shembole, presiding over the MCOCA court in Pune, had yesterday directed jailor of Yerawada prison to produce Telgi in Thane court in the case pertaining to seizure of fake stamps in Meera Road.

New Delhi: The CBI has filed a chargesheet in a Delhi court against Abdul Karim Telgi, the main accused in the Rs 212-crore fake stamp case. These fake stamps had been recovered from Delhi.

The chargesheet was filed in the court of Metropolitan Magistrate V.K. Khanna in Patiala House Courts here yesterday, a CBI press note said.

The chargesheet was filed after completion of investigation relating to the criminal role of Telgi in conspiracy with other accused persons.

He was arrested in this case on June 9, 2004. Initially, the case was registered by the Delhi Police in Hauz Khas police station on October 5, 2003 and later it was transferred to the CBI.

The CBI has claimed that the role of Telgi in printing, sale and circulation of fake stamps of various kinds came to light during its investigation and that in a laptop recovered from him by SIT, Pune, entries about counterfeit stamps supplied by Telgi had been found.

ďThe daily sale reports of M/s Sharp Enterprises, M/s Capital Services, M/s Citi Enterprises and M/s Unique Services established that Telgi was running and controlling the business of sale of counterfeit stamps through the other accused persons,Ē it said.

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