The hearing in the multi-crore fake stamp scam, involving prime accused late Abdul Karim Telgi, and high profile accused including MLA from Dhule Anil Gote and others, was scheduled before the special court on December 16.
Telgi passed away in Bengaluru recently, who tried by the special court in Pune in four separate cases, along with 66 others. Telgi had pleaded guilty in all these cases and was convicted by the court with an unprecedented fine of over Rs 251 crore.
The trial is still continuing against 18 high profile accused including Telgi’s wife Shahida, brother Azim, Nephew Pervez and then senior cops, including former Joint Commissioner of Mumbai police Shridhar Vagal, former deputy commissioner Pradeep Sawant, retired Assistant Commissioner Mohammad Chand Mulani, two MLAs including Mr Gote and the other from Hyderabad among others.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had listed more than 600 witnesses in the chargesheet filed in the bundgarden case and special public prosecutor Raja Thakare has examined around 135 witnesses till date.