Abdul Karim Telgi’s wife, Shahida, wants the government to seize the deceased scamster’s assets and use them for the welfare of the nation. Telgi was the mastermind behind the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam; he passed away on 23 October 2017 due to multiple organ failure.On Saturday, Shahida submitted an application before the MCOCA court seeking directions to investigating agencies to seize all of Telgi’s properties. Telgi was arrested in 2001 and convicted of printing fake stamp papers in a government security press in Nashik. He was lodged in a Bengaluru jail when he died.Shahida also submitted a list of immovable properties which she claims have not yet been seized by investigating agencies. “Shahida is accused number 67 in the case,” her lawyer Milind Pawar said, “According to investigating agencies, Telgi used the money earned through the scam to purchase property, some of which was bought in Shahida’s name and in the name of other relatives.”He added, “Shahida wanted to bring them to the notice of the court, and therefore she submitted the application for their seizure.”Shahida mentioned in her application that it was Telgi’s dying wish that the properties he bought using money from the scam should be used for the benefit of the nation. “Shahida has submitted a list of immovable properties, out of which seven are in Belgaum and two are in Bijapur, Karnataka,” said Pawar.Shahida claims in her application that she is a god-fearing person and this motivated her to come clean about the properties so that justice is served. “Shahida, in her application, stated that she believes that every person has to repay his or her deeds and misdeeds on the earth itself and she wanted to stay away from any sin. Her faith in God and in the judicial system compelled her to inform to the court about Telgi’s unseized properties.”The next hearing of the case is scheduled on 3 February, 2018.

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