Abdul Karim Telgi hospitalised, critical

Fake stamp paper scam Telgi was serving his 30-year sentence in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru, is on ventilator and is suffering from meningitis, according to his lawyer.

“He is alive, but very critical and has been admitted to Victoria hospital. He is in the ICU and on ventilator. He is suffering from menigitis,” Telgi’s lawyer M T Nanaiah said here on Monday.

Telgi was admitted four days back, he added.

“He should have been admitted a little bit earlier. There has been a delay,” he said.

Meningitis is an acute inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known collectively as the meninges.

Telgi was arrested in Ajmer in November 2001 and has been suffering from diabetes and hypertension for over 20 years, besides other ailments, including AIDS.

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