ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT “FAKE STAMP CASE”-2020

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    FAKE STAMP CASE

    INTRODUCTION

    Any forgery that violates the rules made by the government is restricted and strictly punished by the judiciary. The fake stamp case is one such case, that shows any such crime when found cannot be entertained and strict investigation and prosecution be taken against such crime.

    The fake stamp was regulated by the government under the Indian stamp act, 1899 and prosecuted under section 255 of the Indian penal code and shall be punished for life imprisonment for life or 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and fine.

    The case is transferred to CBI, in this case, there are 6 culprits and 2 accused  Mansoor Ahmed and Ashfaq prosecution witness and other four, Jagjeevan Yadav died during the proceeding and there the three accused namely Abdul Karim Telgi, Sohail Khan, and Shabbier Ahmed Sheikh were prosecuted further.

    BACKGROUND

    Banana Tukaram v/s state of Maharashtra -2006

    This scam is all about the counterfeiting stamp paper scam, one of the biggest scams of India valuing approx 1,500 crores. As per Supreme Court, all such cases were transferred to C.B.I for investigation.

    the branch manager of the state bank of India purchased stamps for adhesive stamps for office purposes. On 12th June 2002, the branch manager of the state bank of India contacted M/S MALWA enterprise, the fake stamp company, that sold the fake stamps to banks. The branch manager after talking with the company employee satisfied and purchased 260 adhesive stamps and 4 non-judicial states worth rupees 50,000.

    For assurance and satisfaction of the branch manager, the employees of the branch manager showed the copy of the license approved by the government to sell stamps authorized by Jagjeevan Yadav.

    Later, the next day branch manager saw the news of fake stamp cases in the city of Indore, branch manager tried to contact them but no one seems anybody receives the call.

    The branch manager filed the complaint against the fake stamp at the police station, Indore.

    M/S MALWA ENTERPRISES

    In 2000, Abdul Kareem Telgi entered in a contract with Abdul Gafur, Sohail Khan and Shabbier, Jagjeevan, Mansoor, and Ashfaq to build a fake stamp company with name M/S Malwa enterprises that sell stamps to banks, and other public sectors. All involved in a criminal conspiracy for selling the counterfeiting government stamps.

    M/S malwa enterprise was opened by Abdul Gafur Mujahid, to make the enterprise authorized, the accused Abdul Gafur takes 2 or more property at rent with this to make it more real that gave an advertisement in the public newspaper regarding the call for jobs, later they trained the working employees, regarding selling and contacting the public for sell of this stamps.

    With this M/S Malwa enterprise seeks trust, very steadily from the public. They contacted Jagjeevan Yadav regarding proving the authorized licensed certificate of stamp selling and, accused Jagjeevan Yadav provided the Xerox of the authorized certificate to M/S Malwa enterprise, without any contact to the government they sold the counterfeiting stamps.

    Shabbier Ahmed Sheikh used to visit Indore, to deliver the fake stamps manufactured from Mumbai and to deliver it to other parts of India.

    Abdul Karim Telgi, acts as the overall in charge of M/S  Malwa enterprise, with this he gave time to time guidance to employees on matters related to increasing sales and with this benefits of incentives if generate high sales of fake stamps.

    EXPERT OPINION

    Per Indian security press (ISP) explained that the forfeited stamps were fake and counterfeited stamps found in the M/S Malwa enterprise were printed with the same machines which were forfeited from bund garden and Pune.

    CHARGES FRAMED

    The accused was framed under charges of 120-B read with 255, 258, 259, 420 IPC. SECTION 169 OF Indian Stamp Act, 1899 and rule 11(iii) (a) of M.P stamp rule, 1942

    TRIAL COURT-VERDICT

    The trial court gave conviction to all the accused of life imprisonment till natural life, with this a heavy fine was imposed by the court on the accused. An appeal was filled in the High court with no objection to life imprisonment but to remove the excessive penalty and fine imposed on the accused.

    The appeal was later rejected by the high court to remove the excessive penalty.

    BABAN RAO CASE-

    Abdul Kareem Telgi and others v/s Union of India and others

    Baban Rao knows Abdul Kareem since 1988, as a stamp officer, he already knows about the scam but he never tried to fulfill his duty and during the ongoing office, Banan Rao abuses her Chair white collar crime conducted by him during his tenure. Under 120B, for the fake stamp case, this man is also arrested by the police.

    A petition was filed at High Court to grant bail, but the later high court dismissed the petition and rejected the bail.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY

    https://www.legitquest.com/case/abdul-karim-telgi-and-others-v-union-of-india-and-others/1922D1

    https://www.legitquest.com/case/abdul-karim-khan-v-state-of-west-bengal-anr/188f56

    CASE ANALYSIS-https://legalacharya.com/caseanalysis/priyadarshini-mattoo-case-01/