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Court allows Telgi to attend ceremony

PUNE, JAN. 24. The MCOCA (Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act) Court today permitted Abdul Karim Telgi, prime accused in multicrore stamp paper scam, to visit Khanapur, his native place in Belgaum district, on February 16 to take part in a religious ceremony to be held on the 36th day of his mother's death.

Telgi's aged mother died on January 10 and the court had allowed him to go to Khanapur then to perform the last rites.

Applications filed

Telgi also filed two applications before B.N. Deshpande, hearing the case here in the absence of the Special Judge, S.M. Shembole, who is on leave.

He urged the court not to keep him in seclusion at Yerawada Central Jail here and allow him to meet his relatives and his former lawyer, Rashid Kulkarni, who is in judicial custody as an accused in the case.

In a contempt application, he also urged the court to issue a show-cause notice to the Jail Superintendent for not allowing him to talk to his ailing mother over the telephone despite a court order. The court has asked the Jail Superintendent to file his say in this connection.

The judicial custody of all the 65 accused, barring the four on bail, was extended by the court till February 15. All the accused, including the former Mumbai Police Commissioner R.S. Sharma and the former Mumbai Deputy Commissioner of Police Pradeep Sawant, who are on bail, were present in the court.

Case transfer sought

Meanwhile, 44 accused, in a joint application to the District Judge, have sought transfer of the stamp paper case from the court of the Special Judge, S.M. Shembole, to another court, alleging the present MCOCA Court was prejudiced against them and they did not expect a fair trial. — PTI

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