Bangalore: Abdul Karim Telgi, prime accused in the multi-crore fake stamp paper case, and seven others were sentenced to seven years rigorous imprisonment by the CBI special sessions court here on Friday.
Former police official, T G Sangram Singh was sentenced to three years. However, as Singh had completed nearly 22 months in prison, the court granted him bail.
The court had deferred till Friday the pronouncement of the sentence relating to a 1997 fake stamp paper case here.
Telgi and the other accused including retired Assistant Commissioner of Police Sangram Singh, were convicted by the court, constituted to try fake stamp paper cases in Karnataka, on Wednesday.
Four of the accused Sangram Singh, Syed Mohiyuddin, Annad Thorat and Wazir were produced before the court on Thursday, while the other accused including Shanal Jamedar, Illiyas Ahamad, Sohail Khan and Telgi attended the court trial through video conferencing from the central prison.
Counsel for Telgi had sought remitting of the sentence as Telgi had been suffering from various ailments and his wife was sick. He had also appealed to the court to club all the cases together.
On 28 June, 2007, Telgi was sentenced to 13 years rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs202 crore on various counts in one of the main cases of the scandal.