New Delhi, Apr 17: A special sessions court on Friday, Apr 17 sentenced Abdul Kareem Telgi, the accused in the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam to seven years rigorous imprisonment.
Along with Telgi the court sent former Assistant Commissioner of Police of Bangalore Sangram Singh to three years of rigorous imprisonment for assisting in the crime.
On April 15, the court had convicted Telgi, Sangram Singh and six others under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
In 2007, he was sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for 13 years and fined a whopping Rs 202 crore on various counts in one of the main cases of the scandal. In 2006, Telgi and several associates were sentenced to ten years' rigorous imprisonment.
In September 2006 Telgi undergoing the narco analysis test was revealed through a video tape, in which Telgi is said to have blurted out the names of Nationalist Congress Party leaders Sharad Pawar and Chaggan Bhujbal. However, Pawar has never been publicly linked to the case, but was forced to go public with a denial.
On Monday, Apr 13 fresh charges were framed against the accused in the scam in a MCOCA court on Monday, under different sections of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA), 1999.