Forged records: HC orders prosecution of ex-member of Land Tribunal

The Karnataka High Court has directed the registrar general to initiate criminal prosecution against M Narayanaswamy, former member of Karnataka Land Tribunal, for submitting fake records to the court and swearing to a false affidavit.

Justice Satyanarayana, while passing the order, directed the registrar to ensure that appropriate steps were taken to initiate proceedings by the jurisdictional police for the offence.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by V Rajanna, a resident of Injinajalli village in Hoskote taluk, Bengaluru Rural.

According to the petitioner, five acres of land in Survey 29 of Appasandra village in Hosakote taluk had been sanctioned to him. But, Narayanaswamy also claimed ownership of the land.

A case was filed in the Karnataka Appellate Tribunal and the High Court and simultaneous proceedings took place. It is said Narayanaswamy forged one of the revenue record documents and submitted the same before the court.

He also filed a statement of objections before the court. While hearing the matter on Thursday, the court found that he had forged the document and asked clarification from him about the same.

His clarifications were not accepted by the court, following which it ordered criminal prosecution against him.

The Karnataka High Court has directed the registrar general to initiate criminal prosecution against M Narayanaswamy, former member of Karnataka Land Tribunal, for submitting fake records to the court and swearing to a false affidavit.

Justice Satyanarayana, while passing the order, directed the registrar to ensure that appropriate steps were taken to initiate proceedings by the jurisdictional police for the offence.

The bench was hearing a petition filed by V Rajanna, a resident of Injinajalli village in Hoskote taluk, Bengaluru Rural.

According to the petitioner, five acres of land in Survey 29 of Appasandra village in Hosakote taluk had been sanctioned to him. But, Narayanaswamy also claimed ownership of the land.

A case was filed in the Karnataka Appellate Tribunal and the High Court and simultaneous proceedings took place. It is said Narayanaswamy forged one of the revenue record documents and submitted the same before the court.

He also filed a statement of objections before the court. While hearing the matter on Thursday, the court found that he had forged the document and asked clarification from him about the same.

His clarifications were not accepted by the court, following which it ordered criminal prosecution against him.

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