The Special Judge for CBI Cases, Bhopal has pronounced the judgement in two cases separately and found the accused persons namely S/Shri Abdul Karim Telgi; Shabbir Ahmed Sheikh & Sohail Khan, guilty u/s 120-B and 255 of IPC & imposed sentences of 10 years Rigorous Imprisonment with fine of Rs. 5 lacs in each count. The Court also found the accused persons namely S/Shri Abdul Karim Telgi; Shabbir Ahmed Sheikh & Sohail Khan guilty u/s 258/120B, 259/120B & 420/120B IPC and imposed sentences of 7 years RI with fine of Rs. 5 lacs in each count. The Court also found the accused persons namely S/Shri Abdul Karim Telgi; Shabbir Ahmed Sheikh & Sohail Khan guilty u/s 69 of Indian Stamp Act r/w 120B and imposed sentences of 6 months RI with fine of Rs. 500. The sentences are to run concurrently.
Two fake Stamp Scam Cases were registered on 26.03.2004 in CBI on transfer of investigation of cases from P.S.Tuko Ganj, Indore, Madhya Pradesh on the orders of Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 522/2003 dated 15/03/2004.
It was alleged in one case that Shri Jagjeevan Yadav working for M/s Malwa Enterprises, Indore allegedly supplied 200 forged stamps @ Rs. 50/- worth Rs. 10,000/- to State Bank of India, Dhar on 01.05.2000 and 07.06.2000. The payments were made through D.D. to M/s Malwa Enterprises. Shri Jagjeevan Yadav, Proprietor of M/s Malwa Enterprises was not authorized for sale of stamps. He had also supplied forged/fake stamps to various institutions in Distt. of Dhar (M.P.) and caused wrongful loss to the Govt. of M.P. and corresponding gains to himself.
In another case it was alleged that Shri Giriraj Prasad Bhatnagar, Manager Bank of India, Simrol Branch was contacted by two employees of M/s Malwa Enterprises Indore during June’2000 and was informed that they were working for Sohail Khan, Abdul Gafoor Mujahid, Karim and Ashfaq of M/s Malwa Enterprises. The above two employees of the said firm offered to supply Special Adhesive Stamps & Non-Judicial stamp papers to the Bank in its premises only and he will not be required to go the Treasury to buy the same. After securing the confidence of the complainant, Judicial Stamp Papers and Non-Judicial Stamp paper were supplied by M/s Malwa Enterprises through its employee. Later on it was revealed that Judicial Stamp Papers & Non-Judicial Stamp paper were supplied by M/s Malwa Enterprises to the bank were fake. The complainant was further informed that M/s Malwa Enterprises had the license to supply in the name of one Shri Jagjeevan Yadav.
After completion of the investigation of both cases , two separate Charge sheets were filed in the Court of Special Judge for CBI Cases, Indore on 04.01.2005 & 17.12.2004 respectively against accused S/Shri Abdul Karim Telgi; Shabbir Ahmed Sheikh; Sohail Khan; Jagjeevan Yadav; Ashfaq Mulla and Mansoor Bacholikar u/s 120-B r/w 255, 258, 259, 420 IPC and u/s 69 of Indian Stamp Act r/w Rule 11(iii) (a) of Madhya Pradesh Stamp Rules, 1942. One of the accused, Abdul Gafoor Mujahid expired during investigation and hence, proceedings against him were abated. Ashfaq Mulla and Mansoor Bacholikar were made approvers in this cases. The Court had granted pardon to them. On 16/2/2005, their statements U/s 306 (4)(a) Cr. P.C were recorded. One of the accused, Jagjeevan Yadav expired during trial hence, proceedings against him was abated.