Special Court to pronounce orders against Telgi on Jan 30

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Chennai, Jan 3 (UNI) The Special Court trying CBI Cases would pronounce its orders on January 30 in respect of five accused, including Abdul Karim Telgi, who have pleaded guilty in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam.

When the case came up for hearing last evening before Judge N Velu, one of the accused Peter Kennedy, who was on bail, appeared before him and filed a petition pleading guilty in the case.

Kennedy is the sixth person to plead guilty after Abdul Karim Telgi, Jacob Chacko, Abdul Wahid, Balaji and Sarfraz Nawaz.

Letters to this effect written by the accused and handed over to the respective jail authorities had reached the court.

The Judge said he would pass orders on these representations on January 30.

The Judge had accepted the guilt plea of Nawaz and sentenced him to five years rigorous imprisonment in the case.

After passing orders against those who had pleaded guilty, the court was expected to split the case and conduct trial against the remaining five accused-- suspended CB-CID DIG Mohammed Ali, kingpin Nizamuddin, his wife Nazneen, police officer Shankar and LIC agent Ramasamy Sadhu -- who appeared before the court as part of the proceedings.

The charges against the accused include conspiracy, cheating and forgery.

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