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Jayasimha and Nanjappa have been accused of not being truthful in their statements

Both officials were arrested by the STAMPIT for their alleged involvement in the fake stamp paper case CBI says both officials were accused in the Madivala case Both of them had allegedly permitted Telgi to cover the window and grill door of his cell to `carry out' his business

BANGALORE: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday opposed the grant of bail to two former officials of the Central Jail in Bangalore, P.N. Jayasimha and Nanjappa, saying that the polygraph and brain mapping tests on them had indicated that they were not truthful in their statements on their alleged involvement in the multi-crore fake stamp paper racket.

Jayasimha and Nanjappa were arrested by the Stamp Investigation Team (STAMPIT) for their alleged involvement in the fake stamp paper case and franking racket involving Abdul Kareem Lala alias Telgi and others. The investigation in the case was subsequently taken over by the CBI on orders from the Supreme Court.

Both Jayasimha and Nanjappa had sought bail, saying that the CBI had fabricated charges against them and that they were not involved in the racket. They had said that there were no grounds to keep them in prison.

In its statement of objections filed on Tuesday, the CBI opposed the bail applications and said that both the former prisons officials were accused in the Madivala case.

It said that while Jayasimha was accused no. 32, Nanjappa was accused no. 33 in the Madivala case. Both of them, it alleged, had helped Telgi operate his racket when he was lodged in the Central Jail in Bangalore.

It said Badruddin (accused no 2 -A2), Rafi Ahmed (A3), Byroji Rao (A4), Sadashiva (A5), Abdul Wahid (A6), Sadiq Ahmed Sheikh (A11), M.B. Ali Illiyas (A31) and others such as Ashish Kumar Chakraborthy and Syed Akram used to regularly meet both Jayasimha and Nanjappa.

Both of them had permitted Telgi to cover the window and grill door of his cell with wood and cardboard so that Telgi could "carry out" his business without interruption.

After their arrest, both Jayasimha and Nanjappa were subjected to brain mapping (P-300 test) and polygraphy tests. The results of both the tests, conducted by the Forensic Science Laboratory in Bangalore had indicated deception patterns in the graph. This meant that they were not truthful in their statement made before the investigating agency.

On the bail plea of Jayasimha, the CBI said it was the second round of petitions by him seeking bail.

It accused Jayasimha of helping Telgi host a party in jail when he was declared successful bidder for excise auction in Khanapur.

The CBI apprehended that Jayasimha and Nanjappa would tamper with the evidence if they were released on bail.

Justice Ajit Gunjal adjourned further hearing on the case.

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