Fake stamp: Charges framed against Telgi
A special court has framed charges against key accused in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam Telgi and his accomplice.india Updated: Jan 02, 2006 21:27 IST
A special court on Monday framed charges against key accused in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam Abdul Karim Telgi and his accomplice in a case in New Delhi.
Metropolitan Magistrate SS Rathi framed charges against Telgi and AG Thorat after finding "prima-facie evidence" that they had committed offences under section 258 (sale of counterfeit government stamps), 260 (using fake stamp paper), 419 (impersonation), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC by allegedly selling fake stamp papers in the Capital.
The third accused Abdul Gafoor Muzahid died during the course of probe.
According to CBI, Anand G Thorat, a native of Belgaum in Karnataka, was the manager of Telgi's M/s Prime services which supplied fake stamp papers in Delhi from a place in Devika Towers, Nehru Place.
Thorat was arrested on December 3, 2000 and Rs 70 lakh was allegedly transacted by them which they have amassed by selling fake stamps in national Capital.
"It is pertinent to mention that the offence in question was only a part of larger conspiracy which was allegedly hatched by Telgi in cahoots with various other persons," Rathi said framing charges against the accused.