Telgi, 2 government doctors acquitted
The High Court on Tuesday acquitted multi-crore fake stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Kareem Telgi and two government doctors in a fake medical certificate case due to lack of evidence.
BENGALURU: The High Court on Tuesday acquitted multi-crore fake stamp paper scam kingpin Abdul Kareem Telgi and two government doctors in a fake medical certificate case due to lack of evidence.
Allowing the appeals filed by Telgi, Dr K H Jnanendrappa and Dr K M Channakeshava against the judgment of a special court, a division bench of Justices Ravi Malimath and John Michael Cunha said there was no proof to prove that the doctors had received a bribe to give Telgi fake medical certificates to enable him to get bail.
On June 19, 2007, the special court had sentenced them to seven years rigorous imprisonment after it found the doctors, both working at Victoria Hospital, guilty of receiving a bribe from Telgi to issue fake medical certificates in 2002 and 2004. The special court had imposed a hefty fine of Rs 25 lakh on Telgi and Rs14 lakh each on the two doctors.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had arrested Dr Channakeshava, who was the then administrative officer of Victoria Hospital , on July 14, 2004 and Dr Jnanendrappa on July 28. Jnanendrappa is said to have issued a certificate on June 6, 2002, stating that Telgi be kept in a calm and homely atmosphere and that diabetic diet was essential.
Telgi had applied for bail by citing the certificate.
The CBI had alleged that Dr Jnanendrappa received money for issuing such a certificate and he had shared the money with Dr Channakeshava. A similar medical certificate was issued on September 6, 2002, it had alleged.
S C Jayachandra gets bail
Bengaluru: The High Court on Tuesday granted bail to suspended Chief Project Officer S C Jayachandra, Karnataka State Highways Developament Project, who was in judicial custody for the past seven months. He applied for bail in money laundering case registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). Justice Rathnakala allowed the bail plea of Jayachandra. He was arrested on December 3, 2016 for alleged fraudulent conversion of currency.
The other accused in the case are Suryanarayana Bairy, Chief Manager, Karnataka Bank Ltd, Umashankar Renuka, Dhanlaxmi Bank, Ibrahim Shereef, Chandrakanth Ramalingam, M/s Secure India Value India Ltd and others. The judge imposed conditions that Jayachandra should provide one surety, execute a bond of `1 lakh and not to indulge in tampering of witnesses.