Politicians & Officials behind Scam 2003:
Politicians in 2003 Stamp paper Scam:
While no concrete evidence was found to directly connect the three aforementioned politicians to the scam, other politicians were named by Telgi or implicated in the investigations:
Anil Gote: A Samajwadi Janata Party legislator from Dhule, Maharashtra.
Krishna Yadav: A Telugu Desam Party MLA.
Police and Administration Involved:
Evidences of Involvement:
Investigating team who exposed the scam:
Investigating the 2003 stamp paper scam was a complex and challenging task that involved multiple agencies and individuals. Here’s a brief overview of the key players involved in exposing the scam:
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI): The CBI played a central role in investigating the scam, forming a special team to probe the allegations and gather evidence. They examined Telgi’s confessions, analyzed the Telgi tapes, and conducted extensive raids and searches.
Maharashtra Police: The Maharashtra Police, particularly the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed within the Mumbai Police, played a crucial role in investigating the scam’s operations within the state. They focused on identifying and apprehending those involved in the production and distribution of counterfeit stamp papers.
Income Tax Department: The Income Tax Department conducted parallel investigations into the financial aspects of the scam, tracking Telgi’s financial transactions and identifying his assets. They played a key role in assessing the financial losses caused by the scam and pursuing recovery measures.
Role of Informants and Whistleblowers: The investigations also benefited from the information provided by informants and whistleblowers, who played a crucial role in exposing the scam’s activities and identifying the individuals involved.
Media Scrutiny: The media played a significant role in bringing the scam to public attention and keeping the issue in the spotlight. Their investigations and reporting helped raise public awareness and pressure the authorities to take action.