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Telgi gives clean chit to Sharad Pawar, Chhagan Bhujbal

Written by: Staff

Pune, Sep 10 (UNI) Prime accused in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam, Abdul Karim Telgi, today gave a clean chit to NCP leader Sharad Pawar and Chhagan Bhujbal saying that he never met them personally nor gave them any money and alleged that the tapes shown on TV channels were ''doctored'' and demanded a CBI probe into the matter.

In a letter to his lawyer, Harshad Nimbalkar here with copies to the Central Bureau of investigation (CBI) and his advocate in Bangalore, Mr Nanaiah, Telgi said he was ''shocked and mentally disturbed'' on seeing the news. He said that the reports were absolutely ''false and baseless.'' Telgi, in the letter said, ''I have never met or paid any money to Shri Sharad Pawarji and Shri Chhagan Bhujbalji. I am ready to go for any scientific tests or an interrogation by an agency.'' Telgi said this was a political game. The original tape was of 35 minutes when the narco analysis tests were being conducted at Victoria Hospital by the FSL in the presence of the then Additional Director General Of Police Sri Kumar, ACP S K Hegde, IO Shri Ganapathy and a police officer Shri Badrinath.

''After the tests a videography and the audio cassette was played by them for him to see. The ones showed by the TV Channels is ''doctored and tampered,'' Telgi alleged. He said he was willing to have CBI probe the matter, as he trusted the agency.

Telgi in his letter also stated that he was fighting for his life and was fed up.

On August 18, 21 and 25, Telgi was admitted to the government run Sassoon Hospital, in an earlier letter to the court and his lawyers, he said that he feared for his life and felt that the doctors would kill him. I have written a 836 page confessional statement which would be submitted to the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court soon, he said.


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