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Stamp paper scam convict Telgi dies in a Bengaluru hospital

Stamp paper scam convict Telgi dies in a Bengaluru hospital

His name to fame was one of biggest scandals in India and that Abdul Karim Telgi finally breathed his last in a Bengaluru hospital on Thursday. Telgi was a convict in the counterfeit stamp paper scam.

It need be recalled that Telgi was on the ventilator after suffering a severe case from meningitis.

Telgi (56) died around 3.55 pm at the Victoria Hospital, where he was admitted with meningitis a few days ago, police told media persons.

According to the doctors, the high-profile convict was on ventilator and life support after multi-organ failure, and was in a critical state.

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.

He was serving his term in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru after being sentenced to 30 years of rigorous imprisonment in multi-crore fake stamp paper racket.

A whopping fine of Rs 202 crore was also imposed on him. Recently, Telgi was in thick of controversy when former DIG (Prisons) D Roopa alleged that prison authorities were giving him preferential treatment in the prison.

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