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CBI files supplementary chargesheet against Telgi

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New Delhi, Apr 18: The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed supplementary chargesheet against Abdul Karim Telgi, the prime accused and four others in connection with the multi-thousand crore fake stamp paper case.

Filing the supplementary chargesheet in the court of Special CBI Judge Chandrasekhar, the agency chargesheeted Telgi, Navneet Kumar, Sohail Khan, Laxman Tirvir and Sachin Kalge.

The original chargesheet was filed against Mohd Abdul Hafeez, a South-Delhi based businessman who owns Capital Services and one V B Patel.

The investiagtions revealed that, Hafeez allegedly sold counterfeit stamps to Government shops and various private individuals. After getting a tip-off, the cops raided his office and residence and seized fake stamp paper worth Rs 18,000 and various incriminating documents. Telgi used to visit these places to ensure his business flourshing and to safeguard the interest of Hafeez, the chargesheet said.

The Indian Security Press (ISP), Nasik has also confirmed the fact that the stamps were forged and counterfeit.

The agency also slapped two additional charges of possessing instrument for counterfeiting stamp and criminal conspiracy against them.

This was the fourth supplementary chargesheet against Telgi who is presently lodged in Yeravada jail, Pune since last 2002.

All of them were chargesheeted under sections 255 (counterfeiting government stamps), 256 (possessing instrument for counterfeiting stamps), 258 (Sale of counterfeit Government Stamps), 259 (Having possession of counterfeit Government Stamps) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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