Kingpin of fake stamp paper scam, Abdul Telgi dies

Telgi was sentenced to 30 years of rigorous imprisonment in 2006 and was slapped with a whopping fine of INR 202 crore

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Abdul Karim Telgi, a convict in the multi-crore counterfeit stamp paper scam, died of multi-organ failure at a Bengaluru government hospital.

He died around 3:55 pm at the Victoria Hospital. According to the doctors, he was on ventilator and life support after multi-organ failure and was in a critical state.

Kingpin Abdul Karim Telgi created a havoc when in Maharashtra politics when he alleged that NCP supremo Sharad Pawar and former state Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal received money from him during a narco test. However, his narco test became redundant when Telgi did not mention either Pawar or Bhujbal’s name before a chief judicial magistrate. 

On Wednesday, Telgi was in a critical condition with multisystem failure and suffered a cardiac arrest. In November 2001, Telgi who was arrested in Ajmer was suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and AIDS.

He was sentenced to 30 years of rigorous imprisonment in 2006 and was slapped with a whopping fine of INR 202 crore.

For last 16 years, he was lodged in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru.

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