A special court in Pune has sentenced the fake stamp paper scam accused Abdul Karim Telgi to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment (RI) and a fine of Rs 9 lakh in a case registered with Nashik police in 2000.Telgi, who is facing 47 cases in connection with the scam, pleaded guilty in the Nashik case through video-conferencing on Friday from Bangalore where he is lodged in a jail, his lawyer said on Saturday.The kingpin of the multi-crore scam is already undergoing a 13 years RI after his conviction in 2007 in a case filed by Pune police.The court had also sentenced Telgi to ten-year RI on June 13 in a case filed against him by Mulund police in Mumbai in 2005.- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
Kolkata: Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Limited (KMRCL) claimed on Thursday to have addressed the seepage of water into the tunnel at Bowbazar. 18 gold ornament shops were also opened in the area during the day.”Building Assessment Committee (BAC) members have visited the site for the second time today. The seepage of water in the tunnel at Bowbazar is now normal. The settlement of land has been achieved,” said KMRCL chief engineer (civil) Biswanath Dewanjee. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaAs a machine that was boring an East-West Metro tunnel in Bowbazar had hit a giant aquifer on August 31, water from the aquifer had flooded the tunnel and weakened the land surface. A five-member BAC team had started categorising the buildings as per their extent of damage in Durga Pithuri Lane, Syakra Para Lane and Gour De Lane. “78 buildings have suffered damages or developed cracks in the Bowbazar area. Residents of 16 houses in Durga Pithuri Lane were allowed to take their belongings from their houses today,” said A K Nandy, general manager (Administration), KMRCL. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayOn Monday, a four-storey building situated at 8 B Syakra Para Lane had collapsed at around 9.45 am, adding to the list of 10 buildings that were partially or wholly damaged in the Bowbazar area. BAC members have started health study of the buildings that can be restored as well as the ones that need to be demolished. “18 gold ornament shops were allowed to open in the Bowbazar area. Electricity connection was also provided at these shops,” Nandy stated. 686 residents living at Durga Pithuri Lane, Syakra Para Lane and Gour De Lane have been evacuated for safety reasons till now and have been shifted to different hotels across the city. The KMRCL has also started distributing cheques of Rs five lakh as compensation to the residents whose houses were damaged in the mishap. “19 people have been handed over the cheques last Saturday. Now onwards, we have decided to send the compensation amount directly to the bank accounts of the residents,” said Nandy.