26/10/2017 5:52 PM IST | Updated 26/10/2017 5:52 PM IST

Kingpin Of Fake Stamp Paper Scam, Abdul Karim Telgi, Dies In Bengaluru

He was 56 years old.

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Abdul Karim Telgi, a convict in counterfeit stamp paper scam, who had been in a critical condition, has died in a Bengaluru hospital.

The Hindu reported that Telgi was declared dead at 3:55 pm on Thursday even has he had been in hospital for the past one week for meningitis and multi organ failure.

Telgi was in an inmate at the Parappana Agrahara Central Jailin Bengaluru, after being sentenced to 30 years rigorous imprisonment in connection to the multi-crore fake stamp paper scam.

Indian Express reported that Telgi was also undergoing treatment for HIV/AIDS.

DIG (Prisons) D Roopa had revealed in July that Telgi had been enjoying special privileges inside prison including massages by other inmates.

Telgi was convicted in 2007, along with others, for running a scam where he sold fake stamp papers to banks, insurance companies and brokerage firms.

He was also fined Rs 202 crore for his crimes.