A court on Monday convicted and sentenced stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi in nine of the 12 cases in which he pleaded guilty. Telgi has been sentenced to five years in jail in connection with cases dealing in counterfeit currency and a case of forging visas.
Telgi along with eleven other accused had pleaded guilty on January 23.
In the forged visas in 1992,Telgi along with another accused Riyaz Mokashi was involved in a racket of forging documents to procure visas. Both Telgi and Mokashi pleaded guilty of all the charges leveled against them. The duo was booked under several charges of the Indian Penal code and the Passports Act,1967.
While in another case of counterfeit currency,police officer Dilip Kamath has been named as a co-accused. Though Telgi pleaded guilty in the case without trial,Kamath pleaded innocent and will be tried by a court.
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The case dates back to 1998 when the CBI seized fake stamp papers worth Rs 70 lakh from an office in south Mumbai. The seven accused in the case included Kamath who was investigating the case then. Kamath had allegedly aided and abetted the crime.
With nine cases disposed of,Telgi has nearly 12 more cases pending against him of which 5 cases are registered in Mumbai alone, confirmed Special Public Prosecutor Pradeep Gharat.
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