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Video tape of my narco analysis doctored: Telgi

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, Sep 10 (UNI) Multi-crore fake stamp paper scam main accused Abdul Karim Telgi has claimed that the video tape released by the media recently of his narco analysis in the city was doctored and asserted that he had not named any Maharashtra politician.

Telgi had written a letter to this effect to his lawyer M T Nanaiah. He claimed that he was conscious and had only pretended to be drugged. He had never uttered the names of Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra PWD Minister Chagan Bhujbal.

In the video recording of the narco analysis test, beamed by a section of the electronic media last week, Telgi was seen naming the politicians in the scam.

''This is a fake tape. I feigned to be drugged on December 23, 2003, when I underwent the 35-minute narco test which was conducted by Forensic Science Laboratory Director Mohan and specialist Malini.

I know what I said. I never said a word about Mr Pawar or any other Maharashtra politician. I am a God fearing man. I am not lying.

There is some politics in this,'' he said in the letter.

Telgi said he had prepared a 614-page confession and was ready to release it whenever Mr Nanaiah asked him to do so.

''I have the confession ready. I will release it whenever you give the green signal. These revelations will stun the nation. Many names of politicians, officials and industrialists will come out.

Why only I should suffer. They too have swallowed crores of Rupees.

Let them also suffer,'' he added.

The stamp scam kingpin had filed an appeal before the Supreme Court to allow him to personally make a confession in a Bangalore court. The case was still pending.


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