Verdict in Bhatti case involving Telgi on Nov 13

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Mumbai, Nov 11: The special court here is likely to pronounce the verdict in the 2001 Christopher Bhatti murder case, in which multicrore fake stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi and seven others stand accused, on November 13.

Additional Sessions Judge U D Salvi has already started dictating the judgement and might pronounce the verdict on Tuesday.

Apart from Abdul Karim Telgi, the seven others who stand accused in this case include his nephew Tabrez Ahmed Abdul Rahim Telgi, Mohammed Gous Moula Ali Sighavi, Sajid alias Yusuf Khan, Maqdoom Hussein Mohammed Jadkod, Kalim, Bande Nawaz Samsher and Uday Sawant.

The accused have been charged with murdering Christoper Bhatti who was an employee of Telgi. Bhatti allegedly used to handle Telgi's fake stamp paper business in Tamil Nadu.

He had allegedly stolen Rs 2.5 lakh and had gone into hiding.

Telgi's men had tracked him down and brought him to Mumbai.

On August 26, 2001, Bhatti was severely beaten up and had succumbed to his injuries on August 28 at Telgi's Cuffe Parade flat. The body was later thrown into the Mahim Creek.

The matter had come to light during investigations into the fake stamp paper case and during the interrogation of co-accused Uday Sawant. Police had then lodged an FIR and arrested Telgi and the seven others in this case.

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