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AN INTERESTING FACT OF FABRICATION OF REVENUE RECORDS IN 1950’S REPORTED IN CASE LAW

Kolla Bovi vs Thimma Bovi ILR 1991 KAR 3834, 1991 (3) KarLJ 502 "It is quite interesting to note from the records that the 5.00 acres land was originally granted to Thimma Bovi s/o Govinda Bovi on 28-1-1951 and Saguvali Chit was issued. Subsequently on certain complaints of impersonation and Saguvali Chit was being obtained on fraudulent means the Deputy Commissioner in his order dated 12-12-1956 has directed the grant to be cancelled and restore the land to the Government he has also directed the Sub-Divisional Officer (Assistant Commissioner) to conduct enquiry into the matter and to take suitable disciplinary action against the village Officers. The records further discloses that the Shanbogue and Patel of the village were fined Rs. 3/-and 2/- respectively for having attested the wrong thumb impression of Thimma Bovi. One interesting item is there are no further orders of cancellation of grant in the records, instead there is an application dated 31-7-1957 from Thimma Bovi (page 107 of DRR/58-59 of Taluk Office file) that he has prayed for issue of permanent Saguvali Chit and to exempt him from pay Rs. 20/-. There is also a receipt for Rs. 30-47 paid by Thimma Bovi on 13-5-1958. This goes to prove that inspite of the order of the Deputy Commissioner dated 12-12-1956 the grant was not cancelled but he continued to be in possession of the land in contrary to the allegation of the appellant. This proves beyond reasonable doubt that the land is a granted land....."

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