A special court today sentenced prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in a 2001 case relating to the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam.
Special Court Judge Chandrashekhar Patil sentenced 16 other accused to five years rigorous imprisonment each.
Telgi was also imposed a fine of Rs 50,000 each for the two charges registered under sections 256 and 259 of the IPC against him (for possession of material for printing fake stamp paper), while the 16 others were imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 each.
On September 14, Telgi, the kingpin in the scam, and the 16 others were convicted by the Special Court in the case registered in Madiwala police station in 2001.
Telgi has been convicted in 46 such other cases across the country, including seven in Bangalore.