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Telgi case: Co-accused moves bail application

Metropolitan Magistrate Gorakhnath Pandey deferred hearing of the bail application of Anand G Thorat to May 10.

india Updated: Apr 27, 2006 20:41 IST

An accused in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam case, involving the kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi, on Thursday moved a bail application before a Delhi court.

Metropolitan Magistrate Gorakhnath Pandey deferred hearing of the bail application of Anand G Thorat to May 10.

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 had amassed by selling fake stamps in national capital.

The court also issued summons to Ashfaque Mulla requiring him to appear on May 10, as the CBI filed a supplementary chargesheet against him under sections 258(sale of counterfeit Government stamp), 420 (cheating) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC.

The main accused Abdul Karim Telgi appeared before the court through video-conferencing from the Yerawada jail in Pune and the judge inquired about his health.

The charges were framed against key accused in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam Abdul Karim Telgi and Thorat the alleged accomplice in a case on January 2.

The third accused Abdul Gafoor Muzahid died during the course of probe.

As per the CBI investigation, counterfeit stamps worth 219 crores were seized from the several outlets and godowns of M/s City Enterprises, M/s Sharp Enterprises and M/s Royal Services which were owned by Telgi.

First Published: Apr 27, 2006 20:41 IST