Telgi, who was serving a 30-year prison sentence after being convicted in the stamp paper scam, was suffering from meningitis and was admitted to Victoria Hospital last week. He was serving his term in Parappana Agrahara Central Jail in Bengaluru after being sentenced to 30 years of rigorous imprisonment.

| Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 17:14 IST

Highlights

  • He was serving a 30-year prison sentence after being convicted in stamp paper scam.
  • A whopping fine of Rs 202 crore was imposed on him.
  • He was suffering from meningitis and was admitted to Victoria Hospital last week.

(File photo)(File photo)

NEW DELHI: Abdul Karim Lala Telgi, kingpin of the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam died on Thursday at a Bengaluru hospital.

Telgi, who was serving a 30-year prison sentence after being convicted in the stamp paper scam, was suffering from meningitis and was admitted to Victoria Hospital last week.

The 56-year-old was arrested in Ajmer in November 2001 and had 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.

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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