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Abdul Karim Telgi, Harshad Mehta were geniuses of crime; But a philosophy evolved: ‘Money is very bad, Sir’
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Abdul Karim Telgi, Harshad Mehta were geniuses of crime; But a philosophy evolved: ‘Money is very bad, Sir’

November 7, 2017

Abdul Karim Telgi’s passing away should remind us that only in India are criminals so creative. Legends like Chicago’s Al Capone and the Sicilian “families” of New York’s gangsterdom got the limelight because of films and books. But they were run-of-the-mill killers and looters. No originality. Only in India did criminals develop the imagination to…

Fake stamp paper kingpin Telgi dies in Bengaluru Hospital
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Fake stamp paper kingpin Telgi dies in Bengaluru Hospital

October 27, 2017

Bengaluru: Abdul Karim Telgi, the mastermind of the fake stamp paper scam, died at Victoria Hospital here yesterday. He was suffering from multiple medical problems including meningitis. Telgi was arrested in 2001 and sentenced six years later to 30 years of rigorous imprisonment in the scam worth hundreds of crores. The 56-year-old was convicted of…

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