58/99-2000 Dated: 18-5-2000.
Office of the Inspector General of Registration &
Commissioner of Stamps,
Floor, BWSSB Wing, Cauvery Bhaven, Bangalore - 9 .
The Secretary to Govt.
[Stamps & Registration], Revenue Department,
M. S. Building, Bangalore-1.
Detection of a
missing sheet in doct. No. 3178/92-93 Registered
in the office of the
Sub Registrar, Shivajinagar - Action -reg.
Ref: 1) Representation dated 15-3-1999 of the "Representatives of aggrieved
dt. 12-5-2000 of Shri B. V. Ramachandra Reddy, Ex- MLA.
representations quoted above it is brought to the notice of the department that a page No.
3 of document No. 3178/92-93 containing the list of civic amenities sites relinquished by
Amarjyothi House Building Co-operative Society in favour of in favour of the B.D.A. is
The records pertaining to the
above document maintained in the office of the Sub-Registrar, Shivajinagar are summoned
and perused. Following facts come to light:-
1] A relinquishment
deed was registered by the said society in favour of the BDA on 14-12-1992. As per the
endorsement of the Sub-Registrar on the 1st page of the deed, the deed
comprised of 4 pages. Since it was a document belonging to BDA, a copy of the deed was
filed in special filing volume No. 3366.
2) In special filing
volume, copy of each page of the document is pasted on one butt. Each butt of the volume
is numbered serially before hand. It is seen that page No. 1 of the document is pasted on
butt No. 109, page No. 2 is pasted on butt No. 110 and page No. 4 is pasted on butt No.
112 of the volume. Page No. 3 of the document and butt No. 111 are not available in the
special filing volume.
3) The schedule of the
document is available on page No. 2 (pasted on butt No. 110) and page No. 4 ( pasted on
butt No. 112 ). Hence, page No. 3 of the document which must have been also a part of the
schedule is missing. Page No. 2 of the schedule is the area of 6.91 lakh sq. ft. reserved
for roads relinquished in favour of the BDA. Page No. 3 of the schedule is the area of
0.54 lakh sq.ft. reserved for parks.
4) That a page of the
document is missing in the copy maintained at the Sub-Registrar office was noticed while
issuing a certified copy of the document.
The statement of Shri Nayaz
Ahmed, the then Sub-Registrar, the statements of Shri Ravindra L. Pujar and Shri
Anandkumar, Sub-Registrars, Shivajinagar are enclosed herewith for kind information.
As to when the
page No. 3 ( pasted on butt No. 111 ) was taken away and as to
who are persons responsible for the same cannot be ascertained even if a departmental
enquiry is conducted. It also appears that property costing a few crores must have been
indicated as relinquished by the said society in the missing page. Hence, it is felt that
only an enquiry by the Corps of Detectives [CoD] can investigate and book the culprits.
Therefore, Government is hereby requested to
hand over the investigation to the CoD.
( M. N. Vijayakumar)
General of Registration & Commissioner of Stamps.
Enclosures 01, Enclosures 02,
Enclosure : One
1) NAME : N. Anandakumar
2) AGE : 49 Years.
3) DESIGNATION : Senior Sub-Registrar, Shivajinagar, BDA Complex, Domlur, Bangalore 560
I am working as
Senior Sub-Registrar in Shivajinager Sub-Registrar's Office since 12-06-1997. There are
two Sub-Registrars in S.R.O.. Shivajinagar. In addition to me. Shri Nayaz Ahmed, the then
Senior Sub-Registrar was also working since December 1996. The said Officer was in-charge
of the issue of certified copies.
Shri Nayaz Ahmed was
transferred and Shri R. L. Pujar has assumed charge during August 1999. Hence, Shri Pujar
is looking after the said section i.e issue of certified copies.
Since I am not
in-charge of the said section, I am unable to provide further information in this behalf.
1) Name: Ravindra L. Pujar
2) Age: 35 years.
3) Designation: Senior Sub-Registrar, Shivajinagar.
I have been working
as Senior Sub-Registrar from 20-8-1999. There are two Sub-Registrars in SRO,
Shivajinagara. Shri Anandakumar, is my Co-Sub-Registrar. I succeeded in-charge
On 29-4-2000, one
Shri Digvijay Mote filed an application seeking a certified copy of the document. No.
3178/92-93. After the fees for the issue of certified copy was made, a receipt was issued
there counter from which the application was received. Subsequently, the application was
forwarded to the concerned copying section. The applicant Shri. Digvijay Mote did not meet
me while applying for the said copy. I was not aware that a sheet of the said document is
missing in the office. I was officiating in the office upto 03-05-2000. From 04-05-2000 to
08-05-2000 I was on leave. From 09-05-2000 till 17-05-2000 I did not attend SRO since I
was busy with computerization project and was deputed to NIC.
Only when I received
a call from IGR & CS. Office to give a statement about the missing sheet of the
document. I became aware of the same. I cannot say as to when the sheet was taken away
from the special filing volume. However, the senior most Sub-Registrar is responsible for
the maintenance of records as per the Registration Laws.
[ Ravindra L. Pujar ]
1] Name: Nayaz Ahmed
2] Age: 47 Years.
3] Designation: Senior Sub-Registrar, Shivajinagar [Presently Working as HQA to DR.
Bangalore [U] Dist. ]
I worked as Senior
Sub-Registrar. S.R.O. Shivajinagar from December 1996 to August 1999. There are two
Sub-Registrars in the said office. When I joined as Senior Sub-Registrar at Shivajinagar.
Shri. Hanumanthappa, Deputy Tahsildar was my Co-Sub-Registrar. On 12-06-1997. Shri
Hanumanthappa was transferred and Shri. AnandaKumar assumed the charge of the office.
During August 1999 I have been promoted as Head Quarters Assistant and posted to the DRO.
Bangalore [U] District.
functioning as Senior Sub-Registrar. Shivajinagar, on 05-02-1999. One Shri. Digvijay Mote
applied for the issue of a certified copy of the document bearing No. 3178/92-93.
Accordingly, the certified copy was prepared by Shri. Maniga. SDA and was compared by Smt.
S. N. Kamatgi. SDA. Hence. A certified copy was issued on 08-02-1999 to the said person.
On 09-02-1999. The
said Shri. Digvijay Mote filed an application on behalf of "representatives of
aggrieved people" stating that the certified copy issued consists of only 3 sheets
and that sheet No. 3 is not supplied. Since the fees was paid for the supply of 4 sheets,
a copy of the missing sheet may also be given. On receipt of the said application, I
instructed the staff in-charge of the issue of certified copies to verify the correctness
of the statement so made. Thereafter, I summoned the concerned special filing volume No.
3366 and observed that the said document was a relinquishment deed filed by Amarjyothi
House Building Co-op. Society in favour of BDA. As per the endorsement made by the
registering authority consisted of 4 sheets. On physical counting of the same, it was
found only 3 sheets were available pasted on butt No. 109, 110 and 112. The sheets pasted
on these butts were page No. 1, 2 and 4 the said document. Page No. 3of the document and
butt No. 111 were not found in the special filing volume No. 3366. It was also seen that
in the descriptive index register for the said document, only the survey Nos. mentioned in
the schedule are noted and the extent of land reserved for roads. Parks etc. are not
mentioned. This improper writing of descriptive index register has happened at the time of
registration of the document and indexing i.e., during 1992-93. I cannot say at what point
of time the sheet was taken out of the special filing volume and by who.
During March 1999, I
was deputed to attend a course at the Administrative Training Institute, Mysore. After my
return from Mysore, because of my ill-health, I was admitted to a hospital for an
"Representatives of the Aggrieved People "filed an application both before the
District Registrar, Bangalore [U] District and also the IGR &CS.