Scam 2023 is a Hindi-language web series based on the life of Abdul Karim Telgi, a con artist who counterfeited stamp paper and made billions of rupees. It is the second installment in the Scam franchise, following Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
The series stars “Gagan Dev Riar” as Telgi, with Mukesh Tiwari, Sana Amin Sheikh, Bharat Jadhav, and Shaad Randhawa in supporting roles. It is directed by Abhishek Sharma and produced by Applause Entertainment.
Scam 2023 is scheduled to release on SonyLIV on September 1, 2023.
Here is the official synopsis of the series:
The “Telgi Scam” refers to a massive counterfeit stamp paper scam that was uncovered in India in 2003. Abdul Karim Telgi was the mastermind behind this scam, and it involved the production and distribution of fake stamp papers, which are crucial for various legal and financial transactions in India.
Here are some key details about the Telgi Scam in 2003:
Telgi’s operation involved the creation of fake stamp paper and sale of these counterfeit papers to individuals, businesses, and even government offices. These fake stamp papers were used for a wide range of transactions, including property sales, financial agreements, and court documents.
Scale of the Scam:
The scale of the scam was staggering. It is estimated that Telgi’s operation had spread to multiple states in India, affecting countless transactions. The total value of the fake stamp papers he sold was estimated to be in the billions of Indian rupees.
The scam came to light when the police in the state of Maharashtra arrested some individuals in possession of fake stamp papers. This led to a wider investigation, eventually uncovering the extent of Telgi’s operation.
Abdul Karim Telgi and several of his associates were arrested and faced legal proceedings. Telgi himself was convicted and sentenced to multiple years in prison. The case also involved the arrest and prosecution of several government officials and law enforcement personnel who were involved or complicit in the scam.
The Telgi Scam had a significant impact on the Indian financial and legal system. It exposed vulnerabilities in the issuance and verification of stamp papers, leading to reforms and improvements in stamp paper production and distribution.
The scam received widespread media attention in India, as it was one of the largest financial frauds in the country’s history at the time.
The series is expected to be a critical and commercial success. The first installment, Scam 1992, was a huge hit and was praised for its realistic portrayal of the stock market scam. Scam 2023 is expected to be equally well-received.