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Mumbai Police Commissioner
R S Sharma

Doctor With Receiving Illegal Gratification
R S Sharma

Student of English Medium Missionary School Sarvodaya Vidyalaya
Khanapur

Police Commissioner
Mumbai

Police Commissioner
Pune as well as Mumbai

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Former chief of Telgi probe team denies charges

in.news.yahoo.com, 15 July 2004 [cached]

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Sangram Singh and two suspended cops -- Vali Basha and V.A. Khan -- last week for their alleged involvement in the scam, scripted by the main accused Abdul Karim Telgi.

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Meanwhile, government doctor K.M. Chennakeshava, accused of issuing false medical certificates to Telgi, was remanded in police custody till July 17 after the CBI arrested him following a raid on his premises Wednesday.
Permitting the CBI to interrogate the doctor, magistrate V.H. Sambrani directed the investigating agency not to ill-treat him while in its custody.
The CBI has charged the doctor with receiving illegal gratification of Rs.500,000 from Telgi for certifying him to be suffering from an illness so as to avoid interrogation by the investigating team.
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Former chief of Telgi probe team denies charges - Newindpress.com

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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Sangram Singh and two suspended cops -- Vali Basha and V.A. Khan -- last week for their alleged involvement in the scam, scripted by the main accused Abdul Karim Telgi.

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Meanwhile, government doctor K.M. Chennakeshava, accused of issuing false medical certificates to Telgi, was remanded in police custody till July 17 after the CBI arrested him following a raid on his premises Wednesday.
Permitting the CBI to interrogate the doctor, magistrate V.H. Sambrani directed the investigating agency not to ill-treat him while in its custody.
The CBI has charged the doctor with receiving illegal gratification of Rs.500,000 from Telgi for certifying him to be suffering from an illness so as to avoid interrogation by the investigating team.
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7/15/2004 - Telgi lands his doctor in lock-up; another doc gets himself admitted
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7/8/2004 - DIG grilled on undue favours to Telgi


India

www.newslinkservices.com, 8 Feb 2003 [cached]

PUNE: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the multi-crore fake stamp paper racket submitted before the Special Court yesterday said that the prime accused Abdul Karim Telgi, had paid the former Mumbai Police Commissioner, R S Sharma, Rs 22 lakh and the former Telugu Desam Party MLA, C Krishna Yadav, Rs 32 lakh.The SIT stated this to the Special Court Judge, B N Deshpande, in the report of a narco-analysis test carried out on Telgi on December 22, 2003.The Forensic Science Laboratory, Karnataka government, conducted the test.The six-page report alleged that Sharma was Telgi's "good friend" who helped him sell all his goods in Mumbai.In return, Sharma was paid Rs 22 lakh by Telgi through his close associate, Mano Mehta, the report alleged.


Telgi rules, OK?

www.indianexpress.com, 16 Nov 2003 [cached]

A couple of women chat outside their hutment opposite his mansion. ‘‘Kya aap Abdul Karim Telgi ko jaante hain? (Do you know Abdul Karim Telgi)?"

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THE second of three sons, Abdul Karim Telgi was born in Khanapur 47 years ago.The family is from Telgi village, Bijapur and speaks Kannada, Hindi and Urdu.Telgi's father Laadsab worked as a cinder collection supervisor at Khanapur railway station.The family lived in a small house next to the station, where Telgi's new bungalow now stands.
Poverty and his father's early demise forced Telgi to fend for himself.A student of Khanapur's English medium missionary school Sarvodaya Vidyalaya, Telgi educated himself by selling vegetables and fruits on trains.
Acquaintances remember him as a friendly, well-dressed, secular and ambitious youngster who never bad-mouthed anybody and always wanted to go to the Gulf.After graduating in the late 1970s, Telgi moved to West Asia and did a few odd jobs.He returned to settle in Mumbai where he worked in a hotel in Chira Bazaar, South Mumbai.His foray into the world of fakes began with forging documents for sending people to the Gulf.
But it was the fake stamp paper business he started in the early '90s that raked in the moolah.Newly rich, Telgi began visiting Khanapur in a chauffeur-driven car as an awestruck village looked on.
He distributed clothes and money among the villagers.He sponsored village activities, pilgrimages and even helped people get jobs.
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Telgi reportedly disbursed donations through his brother to enable the latter to build goodwill for an entry into politics.
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Abdul Karim Telgi and the Stamp of Doom
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Abdul Karim Telgi and the Stamp of Doom


Telgi confesses, feels relieved

www.expressindia.com, 7 Feb 2006 [cached]

Telgi confesses, feels relieved

> Press Trust of IndiaPosted online: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 at 0911 hours ISTUpdated: Tuesday, February 07, 2006 at 1435 hours IST
Mumbai, February 7: The kingpin in the fake stamp paper scam Abdul Karim Telgi on Monday confessed before a Chief Judicial Magistrate about his alleged role in a case, where he is charged with selling fake stamp papers.
Telgi said he felt much relieved after the end of the marathon five-hour session.
Charged in 48 cases in the scam totaling over Rs 30,000 crore, Telgi has confessed his role for the first time, since his last arrest in 2002.
Telgi appeared before CJM D W Modak 48 hours after he was asked to apply his mind and reflect on his decision to confess in the 1995 case.
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Telgi convicted, gets 10 years jail 17.01.06
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Telgi remanded to CBI custody till June 23 10.06.04
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Although his confession was behind closed doors, it assumes significance in the wake of Telgi telling the judge earlier that he wished to confess to expose powerful politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen and others involved in the scam.
Telgi's confession was inconclusive and would continue on Tuesday.Thereafter, it would be sent by CJM to the Mumbai court, the sources said.
Before recording Telgi's confession, the magistrate asked him whether he desired more time for reflection on his decision and then he repeated the same 20-odd questions that he had posed on February 4 to know Telgi's state of mind.
However, Telgi told the court that he had decided firmly and was ready to give the confession.Telgi's lawyer Nimbalkar said he would move the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) in the next two days seeking its permission to allow Telgi to make a similar confessional statement in the bund garden fake stamp case registered against him in Pune.
In the Pune case about 66 accused, including former police commissioner of Mumbai, R S Sharma, are facing charges of helping the Telgi syndicate in its activities.
Last week, a special court in Mumbai had allowed Telgi to give a confession in the 1995 case.However, since Telgi is lodged in Yerwada prison in Pune, he was directed to give his confession before Chief Judicial Magistrate there.
On January 25, Telgi had expressed his desire in the Mumbai court to confess through video conferencing saying he would like to voluntarily tell the court about his alleged role in the cases registered against him and others by Cuffe Parade and Colaba police stations in 1995.
However, the court turned down his plea to make confession in these two cases, as the trial had already begun but allowed him to confess in the 1995 case registered by Mumbai CID, in which the trial was yet to start.

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