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Court issues summons to over 60 witnesses in murder case

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Mumbai, Apr 4 (UNI) The CBI Special Court has issued summons to over 60 witnesses in the murder case of Chistopher Chamannappa Bhati, former employee of prime accused in multi-crore fake stamp paper scandal Abdul Karim Telgi.

Additional Sessions Court Judge U D Salvi, who is presiding over the case, has issued summons to the witnesses and the trial in the case would begin from April 15.

In all, there are seven accused in the case which includes Telgi, his nephew Tabrez, Udya Sawant, Sajid Khan and three others.

CBI special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat said here today that the prosecution has submitted the list of documents and other material related to the case in the court. Thereafter, the court has issued summons to the witnesses.

The deceased, an employee of Telgi, used to handle his fake stamp business in Andhra Pradesh and in 2001 had stolen Rs 2.5 lakh from his business account, Mr Gharat said.

He said Telgi had asked the other accused to bring Bhati in Mumbai where he was assaulted and Bhati had succumbed to the injuries. The accused threw away the body in Mahim Creek, which was recovered a few days later, and tried to destroy the evidence.

At Bandgarden, when the fake stamp case was opened, Udya Sawant confessed to the crime, he said.

City police went to Pune to book the accused and the chargesheet was filed in last month, he informed.

UNI ST ADG PM HT2130

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