Telgi brought back to city jail

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Bangalore, Jun 1: Multi-crore stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi was brought to the city from Yerawada Jail in Pune today. Police said Karnataka-born Telgi, the mastermind behind the fake stamp paper selling scam in many parts of the city in the 1990s, was taken to the Central Jail at Parappana Agrahara on the outskirts of Bangalore from the city railway station, where he arrived in Udyan Express this morning, amidst heavy security.

Telgi, who had already been sentenced in many cases in Karnataka and other places, would be produced before a Special Court in the city tomorrow in connection with a case registered in 2001. He faces at least eight cases in Karnataka. His shifting from Pune, after a court ruling, came as the trial of cases in Maharashtra ended recently. He had been lodged in the Yerawada Jail for more than three years.

Telgi was supposed to have been brought to the city early last month but it was delayed reportedly due to shortage of escort policemen. Fool proof security, including barricaded cell, circuit camera, armed security and food and water checks, had been made at the central jail here.


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