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Telgi case: Judicial custody of accused extended

The judicial custody of all the accused in fake stamp-paper scam has been extended till December 18.
PTI | By Press Trust of India, Pune
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2004 04:02 PM IST

The judicial custody of all the accused in fake stamp-paper scam has been extended till December 18 next after police expressed inability to provide adequate security to them at Special MCOCA court on Friday, due to other engagement of police personnel in view of visit of Vice-President BS Shekhawat.

None of the accused, lodged in Yerawada Central Jail, were produced before the Special Judge SH Shembole on the expiry of their custody.

However, former Mumbai Police Commissioner RS Sharma and ex-Deputy Commissioner of police Pradeep Sawant, who are out on bail, were present at the MCOCA court.

There were 65 fake stamp paper accused, including prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi, who were lodged in Yerawada Jail here and a few others released on bail.

Shekhawat is on a two-day visit to Pune from Friday and tight security arrangements have been made in the city, police said.

Meanwhile, the court rejected the interim bail application of Abdul Rashid Kulkarni saying there was no need at the moment to grant any interim relief to the applicant.

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