Telgi convicted in Bhatti murder case

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Mumbai, Oct 21: A special court has convicted fake stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi and three others in the murder case of Christopher Bhatti in 2001.

Additional Sessions Judge U D Salvi commenced dictating the verdict in the case in which Bhatti, who was Telgi's driver, was murdered by his employer and three others over a dispute regarding money allegedly stolen by the former.

The other accused in the case are Telgi's nephew Tabrez and associates -- Uday Sawant and Sajid Khan.

The court will pronounce the sentence by next week.

Bhatti allegedly used to handle Telgi's fake stamp paper business in Tamil Nadu. He stole Rs 2.5 lakh went into hiding.

However, Telgi's men brought him to Mumbai from Tamil Nadu.

On August 7, 2001, Bhatti was brutally beaten up by the four accused. He later succumbed to his injuries and Telgi and his accomplices threw his body into the Mahim Creek.

The matter came to light during the interrogation of the co-accused Uday Sawant. Police then lodged an FIR and arrested Telgi and the other accused in the murder case.


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