Telgi brought to HC without summons

Telgi brought to HC without summons

He used food relief to continue stamp paper scam, claims CBI

Abdul Karim Telgi & his advocate Shankarappa leaving the HC, after the judge pulled up prison authorities for bringing him without summons. DH PHOTO

The CBI made this submission in its affidavit filed before the Court, following Telgi’s petition stating that he is being denied food as directed by the Court. The CBI pointed out that Telgi was being supplied food as prescribed by the medical authorities and that he had misused this order to continue his stamp paper business.

Two cases were cited by the CBI -- one registered by the Madivala police in 2002 that the stamp paper business thrived in prisons involving prison authorities by using mobile phones and the second one in 2004, where two doctors of Victoria hospital were sentenced to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment.

The CBI said these circumstances would not have prevailed if Telgi was not permitted  home made food. The affidavit said the petitioner had disentitled himself of the relief through his own act and conduct.

The CBI submitted that the petitioner, being a convicted prisoner, is now being provided food as prescribed by medical authorities and as per the orders of the High Court.

The CBI further submitted that Telgi’s health condition is stable, and placed the present health status report. It was issued by the Chief Medical Officer, Central Prison Hospital on September 1, 2009.

According to the report, Telgi’s vital parameters are within normal limits and he is fasting for Ramzan. The report also mentions that he will be referred to the Karnataka Institute of Diabetology for review check up and will be given regular medication for diabetes, hypertension and ICS as per the treatment chart.

Surprise in Court

The prison authorities got a dressing down for producing Telgi before the Court.
Telgi’s presence in the Court surprised everyone including his counsel Shankarappa, who sought to know why he was being produced, as there were no directions or summons as such.

Justice Arali Nagraj sought to know the reason for producing him. “There were no directions to bring him here. The order was dictated in the open court not to bring him, who asked to bring him?” he questioned.

Justice Nagraj ordered Telgi to be taken back to the Prison.


Telgi later told mediapersons that his biography will soon be out ‘at the right time’.
He said that the book, which is already 1,600 pages long, includes 120 pages on his life in Bangalore prisons, and his childhood. When questioned about the important aspects covered by the book, he said that every page of the book will be important.


The High Court has ordered issue of notice to the Medical Education Department over denial of medical seat by private colleges to a student.

The petitioner, M S Chirantan, was denied medical seat under management quota by two leading private colleges, stating that he did not appear for the Common Entrance Test.