Spl CBI court sentences Telgi to 10 yrs RI

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Chennai, Jan 30: A Special CBI court today convicted and sentenced Abdul Karim Telgi, kingpin in the fake stamp paper case, to ten years rigorous imprisonment and imposed a fine of Rs three crore on him.

Judge N Velu also convicted and sentenced four other accused-- Abdul Wahid, Balaji, Jacob Chako and Peter Kennedy --in the case to various terms and imposed fine on them. The judge sentenced Wahid, Balaji and Kennedy to five years RI and slapped a fine of Rs three lakh, Rs two crore and Rs three lakh, respectively on them. Chacko was awarded three years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1.20 lakh.

The judge pronounced the sentence against the accused through video conferencing.

Telgi, Jacob Chacko and Abdul Wahid, lodged in Yerawada Jail in Pune, and Balaji, imprisoned in Bangalore jail saw the judgement being pronounced through video conferencing. However, Kennedy was brought to the court hall in the High Court from Puzhal prison in Chengalpattu district where he was lodged.


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