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Life term for Telgi

MUMBAI: Local sessions court on Wednesday sentenced Abdul Karim Telgi to life imprisonment for his role in forgery, counterfeiting and cheating in the multi-Crore stamp paper scam.

Telgi, who pled his case via video conference from a Bangalore Jail, said that his health was deteriorating each day, “I am a patient of diabetes, heart disease, kidney problems and my legs are paralyzed. I am in urgent need of a kidney operation and my wife is seriously ill as well.” He prayed for minimum sentence saying that he was the only one responsible his only daughter, who was of marriageable age.

The multi-crore rupee fake stamp paper racket kingpin requested the court to be lenient in ordering a fine, “I am penniless… cannot pay the fine. I have been in judicial custody since November 7, 2011…I pray for leniency.”

Three policemen – KK Parmar, AB Sonwalkar and Ganpat Jadhav – were convicted for insubordination, abetting and allowing Telgi to flee. Parmar has been awarded a jail term of six years, Sonwalker awarded four years term and Jhadav five years for misconduct and insubordination along with a fine of Rs 15,000 each. The charge sheet states that the officers,” failed to comply with the instructions given by the superiors…failed to arrest or interrogate Telgi” and adds that the officers intentionally framed incorrect record by making false entries in the case diaries for closing investigations to help Telgi remain free.

While Iman Chaudhry was acquitted from all charges, the court observed that seven others had undergone six-seven years in jail which that exceeded the term of their charges against them. All the seven convicted, Shabir Shaikh, Mohd. Sayed Yasin, Ramaratan Srinivas Soni, Riyas Ahmed Mokashi, Mallesh Dhulannavar, Sanjay Jayant Gaikwad and Daniel Kanakraj, were fined Rs 10,000 for each of the three cases. Srikant Rane, who was a stamp vendor, was given a total of 11 years of RI in two cases and a total fine of 51,000.

Earlier, the Mumbai sessions court rejected an application to make Union Science and Technology Minister and Congress leader Vilasrao Deshmukh a co-accused in the multi-Crore stamp paper scam. In December 2003, police had lodged an FIR against Telgi and several others, he has been lodged in a Bangalore prison since April 2004, serving varying jail terms that entailed his convictions by various courts.


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Fardeen Khan granted immunity in narcotics case

A local sessions’ court on Wednesday granted immunity to Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan in a case registered against him in 2001 for the possession and consumption of cocaine.

The actor had filed for immunity from prosecution before a special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) court stating that he had undergone a de-addiction programme at the KEM hospital recently. Charges framed against him were dropped, acquitting him. However, the special NDPS court said that if he was arrested for a similar offence in the future then the immunity against him would be withdrawn. “After 11 years, this judgment has brought a sigh of relief to me and my family, I am grateful to the judge for accepting my application. I will share this happy moment with my family,” the actor said.


Fardeen was arrested in 2001 by The Narcotics Control Bureau. Charges were framed against him in October last year for attempting to buy cocaine, while the graver charge of possessing over two grams of the drug, that carries a maximum punishment of 10 years in jail, was dropped.

Fardeen’s lawyer, Ayaz Khan said his client was never a habitual user and had in fact undergone rehabilitation.

Teasing Journalists

Refusing to forget his past,reporters asked him what would he do if he was caught taking /buying drug again. After a long pause, the actor gave a stern look and said,”ye koi poochne waalil baat hai(is this a question to ask?)” Soon after he left the entire group wondered why dint he say i am not doing drugs….ever and become an ambassador for no drugs campaign.

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7 sentenced for life imprisonment

MUMBAI: The Sewri Sessions Court on Tuesday sentenced seven persons, convicted of murdering a suspected police informer, to life imprisonment.

Irfan Maqbool Hasan Khan alias Irfan Chindi was stabbed to death on April 3, 2009 near his residence at Nagpada. Yusuf Khan Kasam Khan, Irfan Abdul Rauf Shaikh alias Irfan China, Suleman Moiddin Shaikh alias Pappe, Shakir Ahmed Abdul Khan alias Kalu, Jakir Ahmed Shakir Khan, Mohammed Ibrahim Sayyed and Mohammed Taufik Shafi Shaikh were arrested in connection with the murder.

According to police, Chindi was a top informer and was close to the slain police inspector Vijay Salaskar, who was killed in 26/11 attack. The prosecution examined 18 witnesses including three eye witnesses

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