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Report

of
One Man Commission
Justice A.B.Palkar
(Former Judge, Bombay High Court)

Appointed
By
Government of Maharashtra

As per order No.POS-1205/Beed/61/C.R.22/05/ FFC-2


dated 1st October 2005 for revalidation of 355(354,
354A) freedom fighters pension cases from Beed
district in pursuance of the order passed by the
Hon’ble Supreme Court on 2nd August 2005 in Civil
Appeal No. 5162 to 5167 of 2005 arising out of SLP
No. 11344 and 11348 of 2004 in the matter of
Shri Bhaurao Dagadu Paralkar & Others
V/s
State of Maharashtra.

(VOLUME III-A)
2007
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INDEX
Part Subject Page No
VOLUME I
I. INTRODUCTION 2-3
II. BRIEF HISTORY 4-7
III. PROCEEDINGS BEFORE COMMISSION 8-13
IV. GOA LIBERATION MOVEMENT 14-15
V. CASES IN WHICH CLAIM IS BASED EITHER ON 16-31
CONVICTION OR OTHERWISE DETENTION IN
CUSTODY FOR SOME PERIOD BY THE
RESPONDENT
VI. CASES RECOMMENDED BY ZILLA GAURAV 32-40
SAMMITI OR CASES IN WHICH THE CLAIM IS
SANCTIONED BY THE HIGH POWER
COMMITTEE PRIOR TO ISSUE OF
GOVERNMENT RESOLUTION DATED 4.7.1995
VII. GENERAL REASONS IN CASES OF 41-54
UNDERGROUND FREEDOM FIGHTERS
VIII. GENERAL REASONS IN CASES BASED ON 55-71
WARRANTS OF ARREST
IX. CASES IN WHICH CLAIM IS BASED ON 72-140
ARREST WARRANTS AND ALSO ON THE
GROUND THAT THE PERSON WAS WORKING
UNDERGROUND IN HYDERABAD FREEDOM
MOVEMENT
X. CASES IN WHICH DATE OF BIRTH IS 141-215
DISPUTED
VOLUME II
XI. CASES IN WHICH FILES WERE NOT MADE 217
AVAILABLE TO THE COMMISSION
XII. CASES IN WHICH THE CLAIMANT AS WELL AS 218
HIS OR HER SPOUCE IS REPORTED DEAD AND
HENCE CLOSED BY THE COMMISSION
XIII. PARTICULAR CASES OF UNDERGROUND 219-487
FREEDOM FIGHTERS
VOLUME III-A & B
XIV. PARTICULAR CASES OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS 489-838
CLAIM BASED ON ARREST WARRANT
XV. CONCLUDING REMARKS OF THE 839-848
COMMISSION
XVI. ANNEXURES (KEPT SEPARATELY) 849-862
XVII. LIST OF ALL 355 CASES (354, 354A) 863-872
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PART –XIV

CASES OF FREEDOM FIGHTERS


AGAINST WHOM WARRANT IS ISSUED

Sr. No. Case Name of the Freedom Fighter Page


File No. No.
1. 3 Anna Rakhmaji Sanap
2. 8 Draupadi Raoraheb Ghuge
3. 10 Uttam Kahnuji Shinde
4. 11 Raghunath Mahadeorao Nagargoje
5. 12 Parasram Raghu Dongre ü
6. 14 Dyanoba Pandurang Sanap
7. 15 Shankar Sambhaji Jagtap
8. 17 Babu Namdeo Sanap
9. 19 Subhadrabai Anna Binawade
10. 20 Namdeo Pandu Adsul
11. 21 Sunder Nivrutti Sanap
12. 23 Laxman Deorao Adsul
13. 25 Radhabai Saheb Nagargoje
14. 27 Shankar Padaji Rakh
15. 29 Ramkisan Shahu Adsul
16. 31 Yamunabai Gyandeo Adsul
17. 32 Mathurabai Buaji Gayakwad
18. 42 Bhagwan Ambadas Nagargoje
19. 44 Dagadu Shripati Jogdande
20. 51 Uttam Dada Sanap
21. 52 Shamrao Yashwant Kanthale
22. 53 Baburao Yashwant Kanthale
23. 54 Trimbak keru Bade
24. 56 Dhanaji Ranu Mane
25. 57 Keshv Babu Bangar
26. 58 Padminibai Narharibai Arsul
27. 60 Sahebrao Eknath Kadam
28. 61 Bhagirathibai Maruti Sanap (deceased)
Represented by Marutibau Sanap
29. 63 Bhanudas Gopalrao Sanap
30. 67 Dhanaji Namdeo Salve
31. 72 Sindhubai Dynanoba Tandale
32. 85 Somnath Vishune Shirsat
33. 91 Maruti Tukaram Bangar
34. 92 Ashruba Dajiba Wanve
35. 93 Digambar Someshwar Mule (deceased)
Represented by Parvatibai Digambar Mule
36. 94 Rambhau Ganpati Raut
37. 95 Bhujanga Ashruba Bawane
38. 96 Sahebrao Tatya Sanap
39. 97 Vitthal Madhavrao Nagargoje
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40. 102 Saheba Mahade Nagargoje


41. 123 Rakhmaji Genu Mane
42. 124 Bajirao Bapurao Shinde
43. 126 Ashruba Dhondiba Mhatre
44. 127 Ashruba Tatyaba Dubale
45. 128 Shivaji Limbaji Doiphode
46. 133 Tanaji Bapu Sanap
47. 147 Kashinath Sakhaaram Kadpe
48. 151 Sunderabai Bhagawan Rakh
49. 152 Bhagwan Shivram Sanap
50. 153 Mahedeo Tukaram Sanap
51. 154 Prayagbai Nivrutti Asul
52. 156 Kisan Gunaji Wanve
53. 160 Jijaba Dashrath Khote
54. 162 Kashinath Ganpati Aaghav (deceased)
Represented by Samindrabai Kashinath
Aaghav
55. 163 Trambak Nathu Khedkar
56. 169 Namdeo Digambar Bangar
57. 171 Vikram Rangnath Tandale
58. 172 Deoram Dhondiba Kashid
59. 174 Indirabai Bhaurao Rakh
60. 175 Prabhakar Dattoba Rakh
61. 176 Anna Paraji Khatal
62. 178 Pandurang Haribahu Ware
63. 180 Vishwanath Anand Raut
64. 181 Kisan Nana Nagargoje
65. 182 Ashruba Bapuji Khatal
66. 185 Sopan Bapu Gharat
67. 186 Nivrutti Ganapati Nagargoje
68. 187 Raghunath Ganpati Bangar
69. 188 Prayagbai Dynanoba Tambe (deceased
Dynanoba Bajirao Tambe)
70. 193 Vitthal Pandurang Payal
71. 194 Samatabai Bhagawan Rakh
72. 196 Ravsaheb Narayan Kokate (deceased)
Represented by Lochanabai Raosaheb Kokate
73. 198 Padmabai Gena Rakh
74. 199 Arjun Gundoba Tambe
75. 202 Sanjay Dhondiba Mane
76. 204 Raghunath Eknath Shinde
77. 206 Dnyoba Dagadu Aagam
78. 209 Bayaji Tukaram Rakh
79. 210 Ramrao Madhavrao Nagargoje
80. 211 Uttam Sonba Pandit
81. 212 Babasaheb Govind Wanve
82. 215 Narhari Dinanath Pathak
83. 220 Tulshram Gahininath Bangar
84. 223 Aabasaheb Girarao Shinde
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85. 224 Lahanu Bhau Rakh


86. 225 Baba Tukaram Arsul
87. 226 Ashruba Anna Sanap (deceased) Represented
by Sunderabai Ashruba Sanap
88. 227 Rajaram Govind Arsul
89. 228 Manmath Genba Gobre
90. 229 Laxman Anayaba Nagargoje
91. 230 Jalinder Dadarao Rakh (deceased)
Represented by Gangubai Jalinder Rakh
92. 233 Keshav Kisan Nagargoje
93. 236 Bhau Tukaram Arsul
94. 237 Vishwanath Bhagawan Rakh
95. 239 Gahininath Deorao Rakh
96. 241 Haribhau Bhaguji Zambre
97. 242 Kondiba Tukaram Khade
98. 243 Lochanabau Ashrubai Rakh
99. 244 Dadarao Bapurao Arsul
100. 245 Nivrutti Bhanudas Arsul
101. 246 Sitaram Natha Gaikwad
102. 248 Shama Govind Kadam
103. 249 Narhari Aaba More
104. 250 Shankar Kisan Kakde (deceased) Represented
by Lakhpati Shankar Kakde
105. 251 Gopinath Ganpati Shinde (deceased)
Represented by Shewantabai Gopinath
Shinde
106. 253 Deorao Kisan Lad
107. 256 Sheubai Dnyoba Rakh
108. 263 LImbaji Aaba Bangar
109. 264 Ganpat Eknath Mandwe
110. 266 Narayan Aabaji Gurav
111. 267 Bhagubai Aapparao Jaybhaye
112. 268 Gahinath Mada Rakh
113. 269 Babasaheb Ashruba Rakh
114. 270 Namdeo Madhav Gaikwad
115. 271 Kacharu Kisan Bhandare
116. 273 Sarjerao Madhavrao Bangar
117. 274 Manohar Genaji Bangar
118. 276 Ashruba Vithoba Bawane
119. 278 Gyandeo Ravji Rakh
120. 279 Manikrao Devji Rakh (deceased) Represented
by Wanchabai Manikrao Rakh
121. 280 Ganpatrao Madhavrao Baglane (deceased)
Represented by Muktabai Ganpatrao Baglane
122. 281 Sahebrao Pandurang Sanap
123. 282 Bhaguji Maruti Tandale
124. 284 Sona Ranga Waghamare
125. 285 Maruti Dada Wanve
126. 287 Mahadeo Yashwanta Adangale
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127. 289 Shahurao Aabaji Rakh


128. 290 Nana Hari Suravse
129. 292 Ramdas Sona Bawne
130. 301 Dasrao Manikrao Bhakre
131. 303 Ramkisan Buwasaheb Nagargoje
132. 306 deceased Rama Waman Wanve (deceased)
Represented by Prayagbai Rama Wanve
133. 307 Laxman Ganpati Chaure
134. 309 Raosaheb Ramrao Bangar
135. 311 Mahadeo Rakhmaji Gopalghare
136. 314 Vitthal Ashruba Sonawane
137. 315 Sopan Chatrubhuj Gaikwad
138. 316 Sarjerao Sahebrao Bawane
139. 318 Sukhadeo Dhondiba Arsul
140. 322 Pandurang Maruti Khade
141. 325 Sukhadeo Megha Funde
142. 326 Ramrao Ashruba Bangar
143. 333 Krishnanath Someshwar Mule
144. 339 Mahadeo Aabaji Naiknavare
145. 341 Babasaheb Chatrubhuj Gaikwad
146. 342 Bhaurao Sitaram Kapale
147. 343 Sarubai Bansilal Bhutada (deceased Bansilal
Bhaurao Bhutada)
148. 345 Shantabai Bhaginath Gaikwad (deceased
Bhaginath Vitthal Gaikwad)
149. 348 Sukhdeo Daula Shinde
150. 353 Sunderabai Sonabai Panchan (deceased
Sonaba Tukaram Panchal)
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Case File No. 3. (Respondent No.3)


Shri Anna Rakhamaji Sanap

He had applied for grant of freedom fighter's pension on 2.9.1994.


However, the application is not seen in the file. His claim was based on
warrant of the arrest issued in file No. 7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 02
Bahman 1357 Fasli (2.12.1947).

He produced Xerox copy of warrant which is not signed as true copy


by anybody. By letter dated 15.4.1998, he informed the collector Beed that
when he filed application there was no Zilla Gaurav Samiti in existence.
However since now there is Zilla Gaurav Samiti formed the file be placed
before Zilla Gaurav Samiti for consideration. The district superintendent of
police had already sent verification report regarding the arrest warrant to the
Collector.

The case was placed for consideration of the Zilla Gaurav Samiti in
meeting dated 30.1.1998. Zilla Gaurav Samiti referred to the warrant and
verification report sent by Police Sub Inspector (crime) Aurangabad that there
is no mention regarding the said warrant in the record.

The said warrant was sent for verification to the superintendent of


police district Beed who informed that name of Appa Rakhamaji Wanjara
resident of Wadzari is mentioned in the warrant. However, it is not known
whether the warrant was executed or not but the warrant appears to be
connected with Hyderabad Freedom Movement. The Zilla Gaurav Samiti was
not in a position to take any decision regarding recommendation and
forwarded the matter for taking decision at Higher Level. However below the
entire minutes of Zilla Gaurav Samiti stating that decision be taken at Higher
Level there is erasure and addition. The earlier comment that Zilla Gaurav
Samiti can not give recommendation is changed and the words "can not give"
(deu shakat nahi) are scored out and it is stated that there is recommendation
(Abhipraya aahe). However, the sentence "that decision be taken at Higher
Level by Government is not deleted". In his own hand writing in different ink
the Chairman has added one sentence that the case is fit for sanction.

In the affidavit filed in support by one Uttam Dhondiba Sanap there is


no reference to the arrest warrant issued against him. Similar is the affidavit of
Rambhau Laxman Sanap.
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When the matter was placed for consideration of High Power


Committee, note was put up that he has produced warrant from Ambajogai
Police Station and the warrant is verified by the Tahasildar Patoda. He
reported that original record was not available and verification is done from
Xerox copy which contains his name and the warrant is in connection with
Hyderabad Freedom Movement. However, below that the under secretary
mentioned that there is no name in the warrant. There is no proper verification
report.

It is thus clear that the High Power Committee was made aware of the
fact that the original record was not available. There can be no verification
from the Xerox copy itself. Verification was not from the original record
which was admittedly not available.

The warrant bearing Outward No. 407 dated 2 Bahman 1357 F i.e.
2.12.1997 relied upon by him is not found to be reliable by the Commission.
The so called original warrant was alleged to be in the file of Ambajogai
Police Station.

The Commission found the signatures on this warrant was entirely


different from the signatures of the same Tahasildar on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by him and the signature does not tally
either with the signatures on warrants received from the court of Judicial
Magistrate First Class, Gevrai, or warrants contained in the file received from
the Collector pertaining to Tahasil Office Patoda and even the signatures on
the other warrants received from Ambajogai Police Station do not tally. The
Commission has already stated in detail the reasons in a separate part on
warrant cases and has also referred to the report of handwriting expert to that
effect as stated above.

Thus the respondent, having relied on document alleged as arrest


warrant which is false and forged, is not entitled to Sanmanpatra and allied
benefits and in fact having produced such a document the entire proceedings
are vitiated. The Commission therefore recommends that the Sanmanpatra and
allied benefits granted to him be cancelled.
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Case File No.8 – (Respondent No.8)


Raosaheb Vishwanath Ghuge deceased represented by wife Dropadibai.

In his application dated 17th September 1990 he accounted for the


activities performed against Nizam Government and in affidavit he disclosed
that arrest warrant was issued against him and to substantiate the said fact he
has placed on record Xerox copy of the warrant bearing file No.21/1 outward
No.617 dated 17 Thir 1357 Fasli equivalent to 17th May 1948. The said Xerox
copy is copy of one copy alleged to be certified copy by endorsing thereon to
the effect “verified that this Xerox copy is true copy of original copy issued
by Gevrai Court on 10th November 1989”.

In reply to the letter dated 1st May 1998 of the Collector Beed. The
Civil Judge Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai
informed on 10th August 1998 that the warrant Nos. 201, 202, 203, 204, 205
and 617 of 1357 Fasli are not available i.e. original record of the same was not
available. The Patoda Tahasildar issued the original warrant. The same be
verified from that office.

In reply to the correspondence from Desk Officer, General


Administration Department, Mantralaya, Mumbai, the Tahasildar Patoda by
his letter dated 8th January 1993 informed that from the record available in his
office, the warrant appears to have been issued against the person mentioned
in the warrant. It was in force for the period of nine months from the date of its
issue.

The Collector, Beed vide his letter dated 7th November 1998 addressed
to the Deputy Secretary, General Administration Department informed that in
the verification report dated 10th August 1998 sent by the Civil Judge Junior
Division Gevrai, stated that the name of Raosaheb Vishvanath Ghuge does not
find place in the warrant and further opined that it is not a fit case for grant of
pension.
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However, the High Power Committee granted application stating that


19 persons from Osmanabad district whose name appeared in the same
warrant have been given pension on the basis of the warrant and therefore the
applicant’s claim is granted.

Mr. Jadhav, Ld. Advocate pointed out that the document placed on
record is not a warrant and what is produced is not a certified copy.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/1


Outward No.617 dated 17 Thir 1357 Fasli (07.05.1948). The alleged original
warrant is in the file received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court,
Gevrai. The signature on this warrant is only like initial and is entirely
different from the signature found on the undisputed correspondence/office
notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar, Patoda and it also is not at all
tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of police station Ambajogai,
the warrants contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda and other warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai.

This apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert opinion.
The general observations made in separate part of this report on warrant cases
apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled and has failed to
prove his entitlement to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to
be and be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 10 (Respondent No. 10)


Uttam Kanhuji Shinde.

He applied for pension as freedom fighter on 23rd November 1990 and


in his affidavits he has stated that arrest warrant was issued by Tahasildar
against him.

He produced Xerox copy of warrant which is a true copy bearing the


endorsement that it is a true Xerox copy of copy issued by Civil Court Ashti.
The name of the freedom fighter appears in this warrant in confidential File
No. 21/1357 F outward No.201 dated 10 Isfandar 1357 Fasli (equivalent to
10th January 1948). This warrant contained names of more than hundred
persons.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 31st December 1998
stated that since original warrant was not available with the authority the copy
produced cannot be relied upon and no positive recommendation can be given.

The Additional Collector vide letter dated 20th March 1999 reiterated
the same facts and stated that the case is not fit for grant of pension.

However, the High Power Committee accepted the warrant as genuine


and sanctioned pension.

Before the Mane Committee, he stated that warrant was issued against
him. Although he stated he will produce the certified copy he never produced.

The case depends on the reliability of warrant in file No.21 Outward


No. 201 dated 10 Isfandar 1357 Fasli (10.1.1948). The alleged original
warrant is in the file received from the Gevrai Court. The signature on this
warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signatures found
on the undisputed correspondence/ office notes signed by the same Tahasildar
and also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants contained in the
file of police station Ambajogai and on the warrants contained in file of
Tahasildar Patoda. It does not tally even with other warrants in the same file
received from Gevrai Court. This is apparent to the naked eye and is
confirmed by the expert opinion. Thus the warrant not being genuine he is
not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and
should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 11 (Respondent No.11)


Raghunath Mahadev Nagargoje

It is a case depending on warrant issued against him in file No. -


Outward No. 217 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli i.e. 2nd December 1947 A.D.

He applied for grant of pension in the year 1986. He stated in his


application that he gave slogans as ‘Vande Mataram’ ‘Mahatma Gandhi Ki
Jai, ‘Nizam Murdabad’ and cut shindi trees and also opposed recovery of levy
etc. He has relied on warrant issued against him as described above and
produced Xerox copy of copy claimed to be certified copy. It is signed as true
copy by the Land Records Inspector. The Marathi translation describes it as
warrant dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli i.e. 2nd December 1947. The warrant
contained names of 29 persons. It is in the form of letter addressed to P.S.I.
Patoda by the Tahasildar. Two Xerox copies are filed and in translation of one
of the copy, it is added at the end that Raosaheb Narayan Kokate resident of
Daskheda and Vayaji Tarku named from amongst the 29 persons has been
granted pension which note appears to have been added as the same is not in
thecopy of which Xerox is taken.

For verification of this warrant District Collector Beed addressed a


letter to Tahasildar Patoda on 3rd November 1997 and attached a list inquiring
file number and outward number of the warrant and whether copy has been
issued from the office of Tahasildar and whether the names mentioned in the
list are there in the warrant/letter.

In his verification report the Tahasildar communicated file number nil


and outward No.218 stating that the original record has already been submitted
to the Collector’s office and he has verified the names from the copy sent to
him as the original record was not with him. This list of-course contains only
five names including Raghunath Mahadevrao Nagargoje

Applicant had filed writ petition No.3332/94 in the High Court as his
application was pending since 1986. The High Court directed to decide the
application expeditiously.

It appears that after the directions of the High Court his application
was rejected. Thereafter he filed another writ petition No.4405/96. In view of
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rejection of his claim and order was passed in two petitions namely 4405 and
4408/96, which were heard along with petition No.3036/95. Decision
rejecting the claim of the freedom fighter was set aside and the matter was
remanded for decision after giving fresh opportunity of hearing to the
petitioner freedom fighters.

After the decision of the High Court, in the meeting held on 30th
November 1998 the Zilla Gaurav Samiti noted that he has filed his own
affidavit and copy of warrant issued by Tahasildar Patoda. The original record
was not available, and the earlier remarks of the Zilla Gaurav Samiti are on
record that in the absence of original record the copy of warrant cannot be
relied upon. Further it is stated that “ Zilla Gaurav Samiti’s recommendation
is in the negative and the word in Marathi ‘Nahi’ is scored out and written as
“positive’ ‘ahe’. However, the word in negative is one which logically
follows the earlier sentence that in the absence of original record the copy
cannot be accepted to be correct. After this one sentence is added in totally
different hand writing and different pen at different time mentioning that on
the basis of said warrant one Raosaheb Kokate was getting pension and
therefore applicant should also be granted pension. However, one member
Mr. P.V.Joshi made an endorsement that original record is not available.

In the meantime the Collector had written to the Government on 5th


February 1998 that the warrant cannot be verified in the absence of original
record and therefore the Zilla Gaurav Samiti has not given positive
recommendation the case is not fit for sanction of pension.

Thereafter in the note put up before the High Power Committee it is


stated that original record is not traceable but the copy appears to be certified
In the reply filed in the High Court in Para 9 it was stated by the Government
that mere filing affidavits of two renowned freedom fighters is not sufficient
to decide the claim. The petitioner has not produced any reliable document to
show that he took part in the freedom movement and accordingly the High
Power Committee rejected his claim.

Thereafter the applicant gave application on 12th September 1999 to


the then Member Secretary of High Power Committee Advocate Rajabhau
Zarkar and he made a note on it on 12th September to reconsider the case and
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put up the case with recommendation. Thereafter in view of the endorsement


of the member secretary on the application of freedom fighter, it was further
stated that the copy of warrant filed by the freedom fighter was got verified
through Collector Beed. The said warrant has not been verified from the
original record. However his name appears in the copy and he had filed
petition in the High Court and therefore the request be granted.

Further note is made by the Under Secretary that according to the


endorsement of the member secretary on the application, case is reconsidered.

In the second Para, it is stated that his request was earlier rejected,
however that was not informed to the freedom fighters. The person claims to
have taken part in Hyderabad Mukti Sangram and in support has produced
copy of warrant. The District Collector has got it verified from Patoda
Tahasildar and has stated that the warrant, copy filed by the applicant for the
second time is copy of record which is not available in the Tahasildar office
and that copy is also not issued on the basis of original record. However his
name appears in the copy and contents are regarding freedom movement and
on the basis of similar copy one Kokate is granted pension. Therefore in the
present case also pension be sanctioned. Thereafter again a note is made that
by Under Secretary that the warrant is not verified and request be rejected but
the Member Secretary made further note and it was sanctioned.

He appeared before the Mane Committee and filed 12 documents and


asked for time for filing the certified copy of warrant within fifteen days.
Thereafter again he appears after fifteen days and filed only Xerox copy and
Marathi translation. His statement was recorded in which he stated that he has
no evidence to show that he was absconding and he does not want to file any
other document than the certified copy of warrant, which he never filed.

It is clear from the above stated fact that his claim was rejected by the
Government even after remand of the matter by the High Court but before
intimation of the same was sent to him he approached the Member Secretary
and the Member Secretary directed to re-examine the matter. No fresh
evidence was produced. The Zilla Gaurav Samiti had also taken a decision not
to recommend, which was later on changed in the hand writing of the
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Chairman Shri Babasaheb Bangar ignoring the objection of Shri P.V.Joshi that
since the original record is not available there is no proper verification.

The verification report of the Tahasildar was pertaining to warrant


Outward No. 218 File No. Nil , whereas Raghunath Nagargoje had produced a
copy of warrant Outward No. 217 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli ( 2.12.1947).
The verification was from the copy and not from the original record and that
also as pointed out above, in respect of warrant Outward No.217 and not in
respect of the one of which copy was relied upon by the respondent. There
was no valid reason to review the earlier decision taken by the High Power
Committee.

The Commission has already discussed in respect of the warrant of


which copy is produced in the detail reasons in the part of general reasons of
warrant cases. The signature on this warrant is found to be entirely different
from the signatures on the undisputed office notes and corrospondence signed
by the same Tahasildar that the signatures on the warrants received from the
Police Station Ambajogai and warrants received from the Court of Judicial
Magistrate First Class Gevrai and even with other warrants contained in the
file of Tahasildar Patoda and in view of the suspicion felt, the Commission
had referred the documents to Government handwriting expert and has
discussed about the report of expert in the general reasons part and found that
the warrant is not genuine.

The case depends on the reliability of the warrant which is found to be


forged. Thus he was not entitled to Sanmanpatra and allied benefits on the
basis of documents produced and the same deserve to be and be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 12 (RESPONDENT NO.12)


Parasaram Raghu Dongre

He filed application for grant of pension on 12th September 1991 and


along with it stated in column no.3 that he took part in the freedom movement
and was involved in the incidents of burning office of police patil and patwari
and burning karodgiri naka and cutting shindi trees etc.

In the affidavit filed on 19th September 1991 he has stated similar facts
and has also added that warrant was issued against him and produced a Xerox
copy of warrant in file No. 21/1 Ourward No. 617 17 Thir 1357 i.e. 7.5.1948.
It is apparent that it is a Xerox copy of true copy signed by Assistant
Superintendent Civil Court Gevrai. However, this copy is produced after it is
signed by the Nazir cum COC of Patoda Court on 19th September 1990
whereon the endorsement is, “verified that the Xerox copy is true copy of
original copy issued by Gevrai Court on 10th November 1989.”

In its meeting held on 11th November 1998 the Zilla Gaurav Samiti
referred to the petition filed by him in the High Court and to the fact that when
notice was issued to him for producing evidence as per the requirement of new
Government Resolution dated 4th July 1995, he did not produce any evidence
hence his case cannot be recommended.

The Collector also wrote to the Deputy Secretary, General


Administration Department on 18th November 1998 that the case is not fit for
grant of pension.

Thereafter the High Power Committee made endorsement with


reference to the report of the District Collector dated 18th November 1998
stating that the report of the Collector is incomplete and further report be
called from the Collector. The Collector again wrote to the Government on
27th January 1999 with reference to the writ petition filed by him that the
original record is not available in the Tahasildar office and therefore the
warrant cannot be verified and notice was given to the freedom fighter to
produce documents but he also did not produce any documents and the matter
further placed before the Zilla Gaurav Samiti. However, the minutes of the
meeting dated 18th November 1998 of the Zilla Gaurav Samiti and the letter
dated 18th November 1998 do not tally. The Collector also made endorsement
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that the time limit given by the Court is over and decision be taken by
Government at higher level.

Thereafter the High Power Committee after referring to his High Court
petition stated that original record of the warrant was not available and
therefore Zilla Gaurav Samiti had not recommended his case. It is further
stated that the warrant was earlier verified by the Tahasildar in another case
and the Xerox copy of that verification is attached to the file. From the report
of the Tahasildar dated 18th January 1993 the copy appears to be correct and in
the names verified by him from the warrant copy, the name of the applicant
appears and therefore the case is fit for grant of pension. Relying on the copy
of warrant about which detailed statement is made earlier and treating it as
copy issued by the Gevrai Court the Member Secretary Rajabhau Zarkar made
endorsement that it is a fit case for grant of pension and subsequently pension
has been granted. In the affidavit filed after issue of notice he has further
asserted some more incidents. However, since the case is of warrant it is not
necessary to go into the details.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/1


Outward No.617 dated 17 Thir 1357 Fasli (07.05.1948). The alleged original
warrant is in the file received from the Gevrai Court. The signatures on this
warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signature found on
the undisputed correspondence/ office notes signed by the same person i.e.
Tahasildar, Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with the signature on
warrants in the file of police station Ambejogai, the warrants contained in file
of Tahasildar Patoda and other warrants received from Judicial Magistrate
First Class Court, Gevrai.

This apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert opinion.
The general observations made in separate part of this report on warrant cases
apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled and has failed to
prove his entitlement to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to
be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends
accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 14 (RESPONDENT NO.14)


Gyanoba Pandurang Sanap

Gyanoba Pandurang Sanap filed application for grant of pension on


th
13 July 1990, wherein he stated that he took part in the freedom movement
by obstructing recovery of levy, burning Government building, cutting Sindhi
trees. Same facts are stated in the supporting affidavit. He produced Xerox
copy of warrant which is a true copy of a copy signed by Senior Police
Inspector Ambejogai. This true copy is signed by Special Executive
Magistrate. The warrant is bearing outward No.214 file No.21/2 of 1357 Fasli
(equivalent to the year 1947) dated Nil.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 16th December,1997


stated that original warrant was not available with the Police Station and the
copy does not appear to have been issued on payment of fees but the contents
of the warrant appear to be in respect of the freedom movement against
Government of Nizam, there is name of the person similar to the name of
applicant, but in the absence of original warrant the copy cannot be relied
upon but still the Zilla Gaurav Samiti was satisfied that he had taken part in
the freedom movement and recommended his case . One of the Member
P.V.Joshi in his note stated that the warrant is not verified.

Thereafter the Additional Collector wrote to the Deputy Secretary on


15th July 1998 that he does not comply with the Government Resolution dated
4th July 1995 and this case is not fit for sanction.

The copy of warrant filed by him was sent for verification to the Police
Station Ambejogai with a list of 60 names inquiring whether the names were
included in the warrant. The Police Sub Inspector reported that he has verified
60 names from the list. This report was sent on 3rd October 1997, however,
the original warrant was not available with the police station and the copy is
not issued in regular course by charging fees for certified copy. The contents
of the warrant are about the work against Nizam and it appears to be
connected with freedom movement. In the verification report the police
inspector has referred only to 27 names in copy of warrant, which are similar
to the names in the list of 60 persons which includes the name of Gyanoba
Pandurang r/o Vadzari.
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Before the High Power Committee in the note put up, it is stated that
from warrant (copy) produced by the freedom fighter it appears that the
original warrant is available with Ambejogai police station. However the Zilla
Gaurav Samiti recommended his case for grant of pension and High Power
Committee sanctioned the pension.

In his statement before Mane Committee he stated that he was required


to stay away from his house for three months whereas the affidavit filed after
issuance of Notice before this Commission he made further improvement by
stating that he was required to live away from house for thirteen months.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.21/2/57 F Outward No. 214. The alleged original warrant is in the file
received from the Ambajogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant is
entirely different from the signatures found on the undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar of
Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai, warrant contained in file
of Tahasildar Patoda and other warrants received from Ambajogai Police
Station.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 3.10.1997 of Police Inspector, Ambajogai to the


effect that out of 60 names given in the list names of only 27 persons are and
rest 33 are not in the copy of warrant sent to him further strengthen doubt
about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 15 (RESPONDENT NO.15)


Shri Shankar Shambhaji Jagtap

He applied on 2.7.1990 for grant of pension on the basis of warrant


issued against him in file No.21/2 1357 Fasli outward No.214 dated Nil
(equivalent to 1947) Similar to the earlier file of Shri Dyanoba Pandurang
Sanap, he produced Xerox copy of warrant signed as true copy by Senior
Police Inspector Ambajogai. Special Executive Magistrate signed the true
copy. The English translation shows his name in the warrant.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 16th December 1997
recommended his case although it was observed that the original warrant is not
available and the copy issued by Police Sub-Inspector is not certified copy
issued after charging fees but similar name appears in the copy. The Zilla
Gaurav Samiti observed that in the absence of original record copy cannot be
accepted as genuine; however, Samiti is convinced that he has worked in the
Hyderabad Freedom Movement against the Government of Nizam so
recommended his case. One member P.V.Joshi recorded objection.

Thereafter the Additional Collector, Beed, wrote to the Deputy


Secretary on 15th July 1998 that the case is not fit for grant of pension.

The High Power Committee referred to the verification report


submitted by Police Sub Inspector Ambajogai and this was after the Collector
referred the matter to him with a list of 60 persons. The verification is done
from the Xerox copy without there being original record available. The High
Power Committee in the note stated that original record was available with the
Police Station and therefore accepted the recommendation of the Zilla Gaurav
Samiti.

In his statement before the Mane Committee he stated that he stayed


away from his house for six months and he will produce the certified copy
within 15 days but the same is not produced till this date.
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In his affidavit filed before this Commission he stated that for 13


months he was required to live away from his house. It is clear improvement
made by stating period of 13 months.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.21/2/57 F Outward No. 214. The alleged original warrant is in the file
received from the Ambajogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant is
entirely different from the signatures found on the undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar of
Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai, warrant contained in file
of Tahasildar Patoda and other warrants received from Ambajogai Police
Station.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 3.10.1997 of Police Inspector, Ambajogai to the


effect that out of 60 names given in the list names of only 27 persons are and
rest 33 are not in the copy of warrant sent to him further strengthen doubt
about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and
allied benefits which deserve to be and be cancelled forthwith and the
Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 17 (RESPONDENT NO.17)


Shri Babu Namdev Sanap

He applied for pension on 19th March 1986. He has not stated


anything in his application. His case is based on warrant bearing No. 21/1357
Fasli outward 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli i.e. 15th December 1947. He
has produced a Xerox copy of the warrant issued by Tahasildar, Patoda and
addressed to the Sub-Inspectors, Patoda and Manor. Xerox copy of warrant
produced by him is copy of another copy claimed to be certified copy and
Xerox copy produced is attested by Executive Magistrate.

The District Collector called for verification report from the Tahasildar
by attaching a list of 45 persons. In the report dated 12th November 1997
the Tahasildar has stated that the original record has been submitted to the
Collector office and out of the list of 45 persons received, the warrant copy
shows names of 25 persons. The remaining 20 names are not there even in the
copy. However, he further stated that the name of Babu Namdeo and others
appears to be there in the Xerox copy but since the original record is into
available, it cannot be verified.

In its meeting dated 31st December 1997 the Zilla Gaurav Samiti
stated that the Tahasildar Patoda had informed that original warrant is issued
from his office but the original record is not available and in the absence of
original record the copy cannot be verified. However, Zilla Gaurav Samiti
stated further that since the Respondent worked in the freedom movement
against Nizam, the Zilla Gaurav Samiti is convinced about his role and
recommended grant of pension.

The Collector had written letter to the Deputy Secretary on 15th July
1998 giving reference to the provisions of Government Resolution dated 4th
July 1995 and reported noncompliance stating that the claim of pension can
not be sanctioned and decision may be taken by the Government.

Thereafter the High Power Committee stated in the note that the
warrant has been verified by the District Collector from Police Station
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Ambajogai but the original is not available, however, the warrant was in
respect of activities against Nizam Government and the Zilla Gaurav Samiti is
convinced and recommended grant of pension.

The Member Secretary, of High Power Committee, however made an


endorsement that detailed report about the warrant be called. Thereafter in the
further note it is stated that the file was sent by the District Collector Beed
with report of the Zilla Gaurav Samiti. The applicant has produced copy of
warrant, which got verified from the original record by the Police Station
Ambajogai stating that original is available at Police Station Ambajogai which
contains name of the applicant and Zilla Gaurav Samiti is convinced about this
and has recommended the case for sanction. The said report of Police Station
Ambajogai is not in the file.

The freedom fighter was called by Mane Committee. He could neither


hear nor speak because of his old age and stated that his claim be considered
according to law.

In the affidavit filed before this Commission he has stated that he has
already filed necessary documents and he does not want to file any other
document.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli (15.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed pertaining to
Patoda Tahasil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the
signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants contained in the file of police station Ambajogai,
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and other the warrants contained
in file of Tahasildar Patoda.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in the separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.
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The report dated 12.11.1997 of Tahasildar Patoda addressed to the


Collector Beed to the effect that out of 45 names given in the list name of 25
persons only are in the copy of warrant and other 20 names are not found
therein further strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 19 (RESPONDENT NO.19)


Smt. Subhadrabai Anna Binvade

The application for grant of pension was filed by Subhadrabai. She


claimed pension on the ground that her husband took part in the freedom
movement against the Nizam Government and an arrest warrant bearing File
No. 21/1357 outward No. 270 dated 15 Behman 1357 Fasli i.e. 15th December
1947 was issued by Tahasildar Patoda against Anna Dhondiba Binvade. Along
with her application she filed her own affidavit and affidavits of Dyanoba
Pandurang Binvade and Mahadev Genaji Bangar.

She produced Xerox copy of the aforesaid warrant and its Marathi
translation. The Xerox is a true copy of copy issued to one Sampatmal
Narayan Das of Patoda. About nine persons had filed application to the then
Member Secretary, Kevalchand Jain as their applications were pending for
quite long time and therefore the files of all those persons were clubbed
together and at present this file is kept with file No.61 of Bhagirathibai Maruti
Sanap.

As the application was pending for quiet long time she filed along with
Bhagirathibai petition No.3433/94 and directions were given for deciding her
case within four months.

Thereafter the matter was considered by the Zilla Gaurav Samiti.


During pendency of the petition the warrant was got verified from the
Tahasildar Patoda and in the meeting dated 3rd April 1995 the Zilla Gaurav
Samiti unanimously rejected her claim and the High Power Committee also
rejected her claim. A note was put up on the file that the claim be rejected as
she has not filed necessary documents.

Thereafter the Member Secretary, Advocate Rajabhau Zarkar made a


note in the file that after going through all the documents inquiry be made
through the District Collector, Beed and the applicant be informed by notice to
produce necessary documents and thereafter the matter be kept before the
High Power Committee, after placing it before the Zilla Gaurav Samitee.
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Thereafter the High Power Committee also rejected her claim on the ground
that the Xerox copy of warrant could not verified as original was not available
in the office of Tahasildar Patoda as per the report submitted by the Collector.
Thereafter when she was informed about the rejection of her claim she filed
copy of warrant alleged to be issued by the Collector office in which it was
stated that name of her husband appeared in the warrant and therefore the
High power Committee granted pension to her.

On 25th September 1999 she filed copy purported to be certified by the


office of District Collector. The copy was certified by Record Keeper of
Collector Office and it was stated that the name of her husband was included
in the warrant and some of the persons whose names were in the warrant, were
already sanctioned pension by the Government and, therefore, note was placed
before the High Power Committee for sanction of the pension to her and the
pension was sanctioned.

The Xerox copy of warrant on the basis of which pension was granted
is only a true copy certified by the Record Keeper of the Collector office.

She appeared before the Mane Committee and reiterated the facts,
which are already noted above. She has also filed affidavit before this
Commission wherein the facts stated are the same.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli (15.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed pertaining to
Patoda Tahasil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the
signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants contained in the file of police station Ambajogai,
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and other the warrants contained
in file of Tahasildar Patoda.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in the separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.
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The report dated 12.11.1997 of Tahasildar Patoda addressed to the


Collector Beed to the effect that out of 45 names given in the list name of 25
persons only are in the copy of warrant and other 20 names are not found
therein further strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 20 (RESPONDENT NO.20)


Shri Namdev Pandurang Adsul

His claim is based on warrant bearing file No. 7/1357 Fasli outward
No.407 2 Behman 1357 Fasli (i.e. 2nd December 1947) issued by Tahasildar
Patoda. The warrant was addressed to all Sub Inspectors and Courts in Beed
district. For verification of the warrant, the District Collector addressed letter
dated 3rd November 1997.

In application for grant of pension dated 2nd April 1990 he stated that
he worked underground and has filed copy of warrant. The copy filed by him
is a Xerox copy signed by Principal Arts College, Patoda. The Xerox copy
itself is a copy of true copy issued by Senior Police Inspector Ambajogai. The
verification was got done by the Collector through Police Superintendent
District , Beed and in his report to the Collector, Beed dated 3rd November
1997 Superintendent of Police informed that on verification of the warrant the
names mentioned in his report were found to have been in it which includes
the name of Namdev Pandurang Adsul. It is obvious from this report that the
verification was done from the copy itself, as even according to
Superintendent of Police the original record was not available with the police
station.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 16th December 1997
stated that applicant’s name is in the warrant, the original record is not
available but the copy is as per the original record, it is not known, whether
fees was paid for obtaining copy, the warrant is connected with freedom
movement of Hyderabad movement and in the absence of original record the
copy cannot be relied upon, however, the Zilla Gaurav Samiti is satisfied
about the role of the applicant in the freedom movement and recommended
grant of pension. The Member Secretary, Additional Collector and one
Member Pandurang Waman Joshi differed, as the warrant was not verified.

Thereafter on 15th July 1998 the Additional Collector wrote to the


Deputy Secretary, GAD that since the original record is not available the copy
cannot be verified. There is also note that it is also not clear whether any fees
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was paid for securing the copy. The freedom fighter does not comply with the
provisions of 4th July 1995 Government Resolution and the case is not fit for
recommendation.

The matter was placed before the High Power Committee. The High
Power Committee referred to the copy of warrant and stated that the warrant is
verified through the Superintendent of Police, by the Collector, although
original record is not available, copy is as per the original record. There is no
entry in the Station diary but entry is there in the outward register and name of
the freedom fighter in the warrant. Taking into consideration the report of the
Superintendent of Police and recommendation of Zilla Gaurav Samiti the case
is approved for grant of pension. One member however stated that there is no
verification of warrant dated 25th January 1999.

He was called before the Mane Committee where he stated that he


attended the meeting of Wamanrao Vaze and cut shindi trees and he will
produce certified copy of warrant, which he never produced. He however
produced Xerox copy attested by Head Master of Hutatma Vidyalaya. The
Xerox is itself taken from true copy signed by Police Sub Inspector
Ambajogai.

In the affidavit filed before this Commission he has made reference to


the same copy of warrant.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 F (2.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Ambajogai Police
Station. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai and
warrant contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda.

It does not tally even with other warrants received from Ambajogai
Police Station. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
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opinion. The general observations made in the separate part on warrant cases
of this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 21 (RESPONDENT NO.21)


Shri Sundar Nivruti Sanap

In the application filed on 2nd March 1987 Respondent claimed


pension on the basis of warrant in file No. 21 1357 Fasli Outward No. 270 15
Behman 1357 (equivalent to 15th December 1947) issued by Tahasildar
Patoda. This warrant was addressed to Police Stations, Patoda and Manor.
The Xerox copy of warrant produced by him is itself a copy of one copy
issued to Sampadlal Narayan Das of Patoda. He has stated that he took part in
freedom movement and worked along with Shamrao Aba Khatal and Sahebrao
Ganapati Sanap at Vadzari and filed affidavits of Shamrao Aba Khatal and
Sahebrao Ganapati Sanap.

The District Collector wrote letter dated 27th August 1997 to the
Tahasildar Patoda for verification of warrant and in reply the Tahasildar stated
on 12th November 1997 that the original record is submitted to the Collector
office. He has received list of 45 persons and out of them names of 25 persons
are in the warrant (copy) the original record is not available and the
verification was done on the basis of Xerox copy received...

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 12th August 1998
stated that Tahasildar has given verification report of the warrant stating that
his name is included in the warrant but original record is not available and
copy cannot be relied upon and therefore the Zilla Gaurav Samiti cannot give
positive recommendation... However, after this the Chairman Babasaheb
Ganapati Bangar in his own hand wrote in black ink that copy of warrant was
in connection with freedom movement and many persons are granted pension
on the basis of copy of said warrant. However one Member P.V.Joshi made
remarks that it is improper.

The Additional Collector, Beed had written letter to the Deputy


Secretary on 18th August 1998 that the original record was not available still
the Zilla Gaurav Samiti has recommended his case. However in the absence
of original record case is not fit for grant of pension.
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Before the High Power Committee note was put up that the copy of
warrant is produced but the District Collector has informed that original is not
available and no positive opinion can be given therefore the case should not be
sanctioned.

After which the Member Secretary, Rajabhau Zarkar, Advocate made


a remark on 31st October 1999 that the original warrant is sent to the
Tahasildar by District Collector and after the inquiry report the decision can be
taken.

After this the matter was again placed before the High Power
Committee with reference to the report of the Collector regarding verification
of the warrant.

The High Power Committee made reference to the petition filed in the
High Court and stated that original record was not available as informed by
the District Collector. However, copy of warrant is obtained on payment of
fees as mentioned in the Xerox produced by the concerned freedom fighter
and name of the Respondent appears in the warrant which is in connection
with the Hyderabad Movement and Zilla Gaurav Samiti has recommended for
pension. Thereafter the Member Secretary, Advocate, Rajabhau Zharkar
made endorsement on 9th July 1999 that the Xerox copy of warrant is certified
copy and there is report of the Tahasildar, therefore pension be sanctioned and
the pension was sanctioned.

He appeared before the Mane committee and his statement was


recorded. He stated that he stayed at Domri camp for nine months and was
underground and therefore warrant was issued against him. He was also
declared to be absconding by the Court. He has put thumb impression on the
application dated 2nd March 1991 and the said form was given to him by
Sahebrao Ganapati Sanap and was filed on his behalf by Sahebrao. He is not
aware what documents are filed with the application. He filed affidavit on
15th September 1997. He has not filed affidavit of any other freedom fighter.

In response to notice issued by this Commission he filed detailed


affidavit wherein he has not quoted anything worth noting.
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The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli (15.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed pertaining to
Patoda Tahasil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the
signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants contained in the file of police station Ambajogai,
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and other the warrants contained
in file of Tahasildar Patoda.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in the separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 12.11.1997 of Tahasildar Patoda addressed to the


Collector Beed to the effect that out of 45 names given in the list name of 25
persons only are in the copy of warrant and other 20 names are not found
therein further strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 23 (RESPONDENT NO.23)


Shri Laxman Devrao Adsul

Laxman Devrao Adsul applied for pension on 2nd April 1990 and
produced along with application Xerox copy of warrant issued by Tahasildar
Patoda in file No. 7/1357 Fasli outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 Fasli
that is 2nd December. 1947. The copy filed is signed as true copy by the
Principal Arts College and the Xerox copy is true copy of copy issued by
Police Sub Inspector, Ambajogai.

In the meeting held on 16th December 1997 the Zilla Gaurav Samiti
observed that the copy of warrant issued cannot be relied upon in the absence
of availability, of report of verification from original, however, the Zilla
Gaurav Samiti is convinced that he had worked in the Hyderabad Freedom
Movement and therefore the Zilla Gaurav Samiti recommended his case,
wherein one of the Member Shri P.V.Joshi objected and remarked that original
warrant is not verified.

Thereafter the Collector wrote letter to the Deputy Secretary on the


15th July 1998 that the case is not fit for grant of pension as applicant does not
comply with the provisions of Government Resolution dated 4th July 1995
and warrant is also not verified from the original record. Thereafter the High
Power Committee granted application on 4th October 1999.

He appeared before the Mane Committee and did make a statement on


oath that he attended meeting in which there was firing and he ran away and
had hidden in some place and his age at that time may be of 15 or 16 years.

After issuance of notice by the Commission he filed application for


calling the record from Tahasildar Patoda and also filed a detailed affidavit.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 F (2.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Ambajogai Police
Station. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
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Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai and
warrant contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda.

It does not tally even with other warrants received from Ambajogai
Police Station. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in the separate part on warrant cases
of this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 25 (RESPONDENT NO.25) (Warrant)


Smt. Radhabai Saheba Nagargoje

Saheba Aba Nagargoje deceased represented by wife Radhabai, filed


application for grant of pension on 17th July 1989, on the basis of arrest
warrant which was issued as he was underground freedom fighter. Warrant
was issued by the Tahasildar Patoda in file No.121 outward No.217 2 Bahman
1357 Fasli that is 2nd December 1947. Xerox copy of warrant produced by
him is not a certified copy. It is true copy of certified copy attested by
Executive Magistrate who had obviously no occasion to see either the original
or even the certified copy of which it is Xerox copy.

He had filed Petition No.4408/96 in the High Court wherein directions


were given to decide his application in particular period of time.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 30th November 1998
stated that the applicant Saheba Aba Nagargoje has filed copy of warrant
issued from the office of Tahasildar Patoda. However the original record is not
available as informed by Tahasildar Patoda. In the absence of original record
the warrant copy cannot be relied upon and Zilla Gaurav Samiti initially
refused to recommend his case. However there is addition to the note in hand
writing of the President Babasaheb Bangar that one person named in that
warrant Raosaheb Kokate is getting pension and therefore pension be
sanctioned to the Saheba Aba Nagagoje. One of the Member Mr. P.V.Joshi
made endorsement that original record of warrant was not available as stated
in the report of Tahasildar and copy cannot be relied upon.

The High Power Committee recommended his case on 2nd July 1999 in
view of the note that the warrant was got verified by the District Collector,
Beed from Tahasildar Patoda. The Tahasildar mentioned in his report that a
copy was issued according to rules on payment of fees as per the original
record but the original record has been sent to the District Collector’s office
and the name of the applicant is in that warrant. This obviously was stated on
the basis of Xerox copy by the Tahasildar as original record was not in his
office.
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Before the High Power Committee, Member Secretary made a note


that the claim was earlier rejected but since the name appeared in the warrant
as per the report of the Tahasildar the same be sanctioned.

Radhabai filed affidavit before this Commission that she has no


personal knowledge and she had also stated accordingly before the Mane
Committee.

The case depends on the reliability of warrant in file no. Nil Outward
No. 217 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli (2.12.1947). The alleged original warrant
is in the file received from the Tahasildar Patoda deposited with the Collector
office Beed. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the
signature found on the undisputed correspondence and office notes signed by
the same Tahasildar in the same file and it does not at all tallying with the
signature on warrants in the file of police station Ambajogai and Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai received by the Commission. The
signatures also do not tally with the signatures on the other warrants in the
same file of Tahasildar, Patoda. The signature can be compared by any body
even if he not connected with Urdu.

The report of Tahasildar regarding warrant verification states that the


Xerox copy of the warrant sent to him in file no. Nil Outward No. 218 dated
12 Bahman 1357 Fasli (12th December 1947) contains names of 43 persons.

He has produced Xerox copies of two different warrants:-

(i) In File No. Nil Outward No. 217 dated 2nd Bahman 1357 Fasli (
2.12.1947) containing 29 names

(ii) In File No. 10/11 Outward No. 100 dated 14th Bahman 1357
Fasli (14.12.1947) containing 37 names.

This would mean that two different warrants were allegedly issued
against him and the Xerox copy of verification report of warrant relied upon
was in respect of a different warrant bearing Outward No.218 dated 12
Bahman 1357 Fasli (12.12.1947).
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Thus the reliance placed by the President, Zilla Gaurav Samiti in his
note was totally baseless and unfounded and unconnected even with the copies
produced by him.

The Commission has found the position of signatures on the warrants


received from three different sources and even on other warrants received
from source as stated in the part of general reasons and the suspicion felt on
naked eye examination is confirmed by the opinion of the handwriting expert.

When the so called original warrants received from all three different
sources are found to be unreliable and even forged, there is no question of
relying on copy when verification report is of different warrant and he is also
not sure which is the copy of warrant issued against him.

The reasons stated in the general reasons part are required to be


considered and in addition above facts create further suspicion in the
reliability as to whether in fact warrant of arrest was issued against him at all.

The Sanmanpatra and allied benefits granted to him deserved to be and


be cancelled forthwith.
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CASE FILE NO. 27 (RESPONDENT NO.27)


Shri Shankar Padaji Rakh

He applied for grant of pension on the basis of arrest warrant alleged to


have been issued by the Tahasildar Patoda in file no.205 of 1357 Fasli outward
No. 209 dated 24 Isfander 1357 i.e. 24th January 1948. He has produced a true
copy of warrant issued by Assistant Superintendent of the Court of Civil Judge
Jr.Dn., Gevrai. In the affidavit filed in support of the application he has stated
to have worked in the Hyderabad Freedom Movement as congress worker and
he was involved in the activities of attack on police out post, burning of
Karodgiri Naka etc.

He was issued a notice on 29th January 1996 to comply with the


requirements of shortcoming in his application.

Thereafter he filed affidavit on 27th August 1997 stating that he worked


as underground freedom fighter under Wamanrao Vaze, Ramling Swami,
Raosaheb Patwardhan, Narharirao Vakil, Ashti Suwalal Marwadi, Kishan
Dasrath Bangar and others. He has, however not stated that he was required to
live away from house or beaten by the police in any incident.

He has filed affidavits of Bhimrao Umaji Bangar and Gyanoba Jijaba


Bangar, however, it is not stated in their affidavits that they were convicted
and sentenced.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 29th June 1999 stated
that warrants No. 201, 202, 203, 204, 205 and 617 of 1357 Fasli were not
available in the record. The Tahasildar Patoda has also informed that the
original record is not available and in the absence of availability of original
record the copy of warrant cannot be relied upon. However, the Zilla Gaurav
Samiti is satisfied that he had taken part in the Hyderabad Freedom Movement
against Nizam and therefore pension be granted to him and the High Power
Committee made a reference to warrant No.205 of which copy was not on
record and stated that recommendation of the Zilla Gaurav Samiti is accepted.
However, one of the Members mentioned that in the verification list name of
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the applicant does not appear. Pension was sanctioned by the High Power
Committee on 7th February 2000.

In the statement before Mane Committee he has stated on oath that he


has not applied for grant of pension and at the time of Hyderabad Movement
he was aged 16 and was moving with a tri-colour flag along with many of the
members, no arrest warrant issued against him, he was not in the jail, he
stayed at different placed for six to seven months. He could not produce any
document before Mane Committee.

He filed affidavit before this commission stating in subsistence that his


pension has been sanctioned after due verification of the record and
documents produced therein.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of police
station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahasil and even other warrants received from
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahasil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
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warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and


true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 29 (RESPONDENT NO.29)


Shri Ramkisan Sahu Adsul

Ramkisan Sahu Adsul applied for pension on 9th November 1989 on


the basis of warrant issued by the Tahasildar Patoda in file No. 7/1357 Fasli
bearing outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 Fasli i.e. 2nd December 1948.
Along with application he produced Xerox copy of warrant signed as true
copy of by the Medical Officer. The translation in English of the said warrant
is also filed wherein his name is mentioned as Ramkisan Sahu, Maratha.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 16th December 1997
stated that original record of the warrant is not available at the police station
but the copy is from the original although it is not known whether any fees
was paid for securing copy. It is further observed that in the absence of
original record the copy cannot be relied upon, but the Zilla Gaurav Samiti is
convinced that he worked in the Hyderabad Freedom Movement and grant of
pension was recommended.

The Additional Collector Beed in his letter dated 15th July 1998 wrote
to the Deputy Secretary that the applicant does not comply with the conditions
of 4th July 1995 Government Resolution and the case is not fit for grant of
pension.

Thereafter the High Power committee sanctioned the pension on 24th


February 2000 in view of the note that the warrant produced by him is
verified, although original record is not available, the copy is issued from the
original record and there is entry in the Station Dairy and the Zilla Gaurav
Samiti has recommended his case.

In his statement before Mane Committee he stated that he had attended


the meeting wherein Vamanrao Vaze was to give lecture. Police came and
therefore he ran away. He had cut two shindi trees and he was hiding in the
house of the Marwadi for about one month. He further stated that he had not
done any activity against Nizam Government except those earlier stated in the
affidavit and warrant was issued against him. He does not know who was
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head of the Group, in which he was working. Warrant was issued against him
from Ambajogai police station.

After the Commission issued a notice, he filed affidavit. However,


nothing new is stated in the said affidavit and he produced English and
Marathi translation of the warrant.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 F (2.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Ambajogai Police
Station. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai and
warrant contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda.

It does not tally even with other warrants received from Ambajogai
Police Station. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in the separate part on warrant cases
of this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 31 (RESPONDENT NO. 31)


Ginyandev Shamrao Adsul (deceased) represented by wife Smt.
Yamunabai Ginyandev Adsul

Ginyandev Shamrao Adsul filed application for pension on 9.11.1989


of on the basis of arrest warrant issued by the Tahasildar Patoda in file No.
7/1357 Fasli bearing outward No. 407 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli i.e. 2nd
December 1947 The Xerox copy of warrant is true copy issued by Ambajogai
Police Inspector and the Xerox copy is signed as true copy by the Medical
Officer.

On 12.12.1996 notice was issued to him probably in view of the


Government Resolution dated 4th July 1995.

He again filed similar copy of warrant signed by the Special Executive


Magistrate, as true copy.

He filed one more application on 18.01.1990 in form No.A, claiming


pension on the basis of arrest warrant issued against him and claimed to have
worked as underground freedom fighter and has produced the Xerox copy of
the same warrant which appears to be a Xerox copy of a true copy of copy
issued by Patoda Court.

The warrant was got verified by the District Collector from Police
Station and in his letter dated 3.11.1997 Police Inspector stated that on
verification, of the Urdu warrant the name similar to that of the applicant
appeared, Ginyandev Shamrao Adsul. He has further stated that original
record is not available with the police station and it is therefore clear that
verification was done on the basis of the copy sent by the Collector.

He filed affidavit on 24.12.1997 stating certain activities done by him


as underground freedom fighter. He has, however, not stated that he had to
leave his house, or/and was beaten by the police.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 18.12.1997 stated that
in the absence of original record the copy of warrant cannot be relied upon,
The Collector, Beed by his letter dated 15.07.1998 wrote to Deputy
Secretary that the applicant has not complied with the requirements of 4th July
1995 Government Resolution and case is not fit for grant of pension.
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The High Power Committee after accepting that the original record of
the warrant was not available and stated that there was entry in the Outward
Register and his name appears in the warrant (copy) and Zilla Gaurav Samiti
has recommended his case and therefore accepted the recommendation and
sanctioned pension on 4.10.1999.

He was called by Mane Committee on 27.03.2003 by which time he


was no more and his wife appeared and filed Xerox copy of the warrant.

His wife sent application to this Commission for calling original record
from Tahasildar Patoda and also filed affidavit. However, she is not
personally aware of the activities of her deceased husband.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 F (2.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Ambajogai Police
Station. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai and
warrant contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda.

It does not tally even with other warrants received from Ambajogai
Police Station. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in the separate part on warrant cases
of this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 32 (RESPONDENT NO. 32)


Buvaji Dagadu Gaikwad (deceased) represented by wife Smt. Mathurabai
Boovaji Gaikwad.

Buvaji Dagadu Gaikwad filed application on 3.8.1989 for freedom


fighter pension on the basis of arrest warrant issued by the Tahasildar Patoda
in file No. 21/1 bearing confidential outward No. 617 dated 17 Thir 1357
Fasli i.e. 17th May 1948.

The application in fact has been filed by his wife after his death.
Although she has filed affidavit obviously she does not know anything
personally about the activities of her husband and the reliance is placed on the
arrest warrant issued by Tahasildar Patoda. The Xerox copy produced is a
copy signed as true copy by Assistant Superintendent of Civil Court, Gevrai.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 8.10.1998 referred to


the fact that the copy is issued from the Civil Court Gevrai and was got
verified from the Civil Court Gevrai and Civil Judge Gevrai. However in his
letter dated 10.8.1998 the Civil Judge stated that original record is not
available and therefore the Zilla Gaurav Samiti stated that the copy produced
cannot be relied upon and as such the Zilla Gaurav Samiti cannot give positive
opinion. After this the Chairman added in his own handwriting that warrant is
verified and it is in connection with Hyderabad freedom movement against
Nizam and pension is recommended. One of the members P.V.Joshi has stated
that this is incorrect and recorded his objection.

The Additional Collector, Beed in his letter addressed to the Section


officer noted the applicant does not comply with the requirement of dated 4th
July 1995 Government Resolution and the case is not fit for grant of pension.

Thereafter the High Power Committee observed that since name of


applicant appears in the warrant, the case is fit for sanction. The High Power
Committee also noted that original record was not available and sanctioned
pension on 29.1.2000.
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In response to notice issued by the Commission she filed affidavit but


it is not necessary to refer to it as she has no personal knowledge. She
produced Xerox copy of warrant as produced earlier. It is signed by Notary as
true copy which is obviously signed having before given the original.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/1


outward No. 617 dated 7th Thir 1357 Fasli (07. 05. 1948). The alleged original
warrant is in the file received from the Gevrai Court. The signatures on this
warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signature found on
the undisputed correspondence office notes signed by the same person i.e.
Tahasildar, Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with the signature on
warrants in the file of police station Ambajogai the warrants contained in file
of Tahasildar Patoda and other warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate
First Class Court, Gevrai.

This apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert opinion.
The general observations made in separate part of this report on warrant cases
apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled and has failed to
prove his entitlement to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to
be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends
accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 42 (RESPONDENT NO. 42)


Shri Bhagwan Ambadas Nagargoje.

Shri Bhagwan Ambadas Nagargoje filed application for grant of


pension on 14th August 1986 on the basis of arrest warrant issued by
Tahasildar Patoda in Confidential file No.101 outward No.190 dated 14
Bahman 1357 Fasli i.e. 14th December 1947. He produced Xerox copy of
warrant which bears endorsement “verified that the Xerox copy is true copy of
copy issued by Patoda Court and from the English translation it appears it is
warrant wherein the name of Shri Bhagwan Ambadas Nagargoje is mentioned
at Sr. No. 18.

The District Collector, Beed called for verification report from


Superintendent of Police and in reply dated 5th December 1998 Superintendent
of Police, Beed has stated that in the copy of warrant in Urdu the name of Shri
Bhagwan Ambadas Nagargoje was not found as informed by the person who
could read Urdu. However warrant appears to be connected with freedom
movement as persons therein are addressed as congress goondas.

The District Collector had inquired from Tahasildar Patoda vide letter
dated 3rd September 1997 as to whether original warrant record is available
and whether the copy is issued in regular course by charging fees. A list of 31
persons was sent.

The Tahasildar Patoda vide letter dated 17th November 1997 informed
District Collector, Beed that original record is not available in his office as it is
already sent to the Collector office.

He has received the list of names of 31 persons but their names are not
appearing in the warrant. The said list contained the name of Shri Bhagwan
Ambadas Nagargoje which means that name of Shri Bhagwan Ambadas
Nagargoje was not in the warrant copy which is produced and which was
verified by the Tahasildar.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 19th March 1999 stated
that since the persons described as congress goondas, the warrant is in
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connection with freedom movement and in the copy of warrant produced by


Shri Bhagwan Ambadas Nagargoje his name is not seen and the word not
(Nahi) is scored out and it is further mentioned that the copy is given by the
Tahasildar office and original record is not available. It is further mentioned
that the Zilla Gaurav Samiti does not recommend. There word no (Nahi is
scored out and put yes (ahe). It is further mentioned that verification of
warrant shows that name is there and it is connected with freedom movement.
Thereafter the Additional Collector Beed wrote to , Section Officer GAD with
reference to the copy of warrant and after stating that Police Superintendent
Beed and Tahasildar Patoda have informed that the name of Shri Bhagwan
Ambadas Nagargoje is mentioned as congress goondas in the said warrant
(copy) . However the applicant does not comply with the provisions of
Government Resolution dated 4th July 1995.

Before the High Power Committee note was put up that copy of
warrant and its translation was verified through the Tahasildar Office Patoda
and Police Superintendent Beed and the name of applicant is mentioned in it
as a congress goonda.

The Member Secretary, Advocate Rajabau Zarkar mentioned in his


note that in the English translation name of applicant appears at Page 17 and
further stated whether the name is there in Urdu warrant should be verified as
in the report of Superintendent of Police it is stated that name of applicant is
not there and the name stated is Sampat Anna Nagargoje. The report of
police is also contradictory and therefore note be put up.

Thereafter on 27th May 1999 a fresh note was put up stating that in the
note of 5th December 1998 the name of Bhagwant Ambadas Nagargoje is
mentioned and in the Urdu warrant described as congress goonda. The
original Urdu warrant was verified by calling person knowing Urdu and it was
found that there was no name as stated by the Superintendent of Police in his
report. Zilla Gaurav Samiti has recommended and pension was sanctioned on
2nd July 1999.
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The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.


101/1357 Onward No. 190 dated 14 Bahman 1357 Fasli (14.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed
pertaining to Patoda Tahasil. The signature on this warrant is entirely
different from the signatures found on the undisputed correspondence and
office notes signed by the same Tahasildar and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants in the file of Police Station Ambajogai, in file of
Zilla Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and even on other warrants in file of
Patoda Tahasil. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case. Thus the warrant not being
reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve
to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends
accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 44 (RESPONDENT NO. 44)


Shri Dagadu Shripati Jogdand

Shri Dagadu Shripati Jogdand filed application on 11th December 1989


claiming freedom fighter’s pension on the basis of warrant alleged to have
been issued by Tahasildar Patoda in Confidential File No. 205 of 1357 Fasli
outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfandar 1357 Fasli i.e. 24th January 1948.

In the affidavit filed on 1st October 1990 he did not state that he was
required to live away from his house. He produced Xerox copy of warrant
which is copy of a true copy signed by Assistant Superintendent CJJD, and
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai Court and this copy is signed by
the Nazir- cum- COC of Patoda Court on 28th September 1990 by making
endorsement “verified that the Xerox copy is true copy of original copy issued
by Gevrai Court on 20th September 1990”.

Shri Dagadu Shripati Jogdand filed writ petition No.4802/95 in the


High Court in which, directions were given to decide his case expeditiously
within six months.

The District Collector, Beed by his letter dated 8th September 1997
addressed to Civil Judge Gevrai requested for verification of the warrant in
respect of Shri Dagadu Shripati Jogdand making specific queries whether the
Urdu warrant file number outward number is available. Whether the original
record is available in Court. Whether the copy is issued by charging fees by
the Court and a list was appended to the letter inquiring whether the names
included in the said list are in the warrant. The. Civil Judge, Gevrai by his
letter dated 21st November 1997 wrote to District Collector that original record
of warrant No.205 was available. It was mentioned in the warrant as 24
Isfandar 1357 Fasli i.e. 24th January 1948 and the original is available in the
record of the Court and copy has been issued to Shri V.T.Chavan, Advocate
and in the original record the name of Shri Dagadu Shripati Jogdand is
mentioned as Shri Dagadu Shripati, Maratha R/o Jogdala.

The Resident Deputy Collector, Beed addressed another letter to the


Civil Judge Gevrai on 11th March 1998 with reference to the petition No.
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4802/95 filed by Shri Dagadu Shripati Jogdand wherein inquiry was made
whether the warrant is in connection with the Hyderabad Freedom Movement
and on 25th March 1998 the Civil Judge wrote to the Collector that on
verifying the original warrant the name of Shri Dagadu Shripati Jogdand was
found and the warrant.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 24th April 1998 referred to
the letter of Civil Judge, Gevrai and stated that since original was available in
the Court of which copy was issued to Advocate V.T.Chavan and the said
warrant is in respect of Nizam Government Protection Act section 153. But it
is not known whether it is in connection with Hyderabad Mukti Sangram as no
independent record is available and since the warrant cannot be definitely
stated to be in connection with the Hyderabad Mukti Sangram the Zilla
Gaurav Samiti cannot give positive recommendation and the matter be
considered at higher level by the Government.

Thereafter the Additional Collector, Beed wrote to the Deputy


Secretary on 29th July 1998 that since it was doubtful whether the warrant was
in respect of Hyderabad Mukti Sangram, matter be considered by the
Government and as the petition was then pending copy was sent to the
Government Pleader.

The High Power Committee, however, considered the matter in view


of High Court directions for expeditious decision and after giving reference to
the verification done by the Civil Judge, stated that since original record was
available and the copy was verified from the original record name is
mentioned in the warrant the High Power Committee inclined to grant pension
even though Zilla Gaurav Samiti has not recommended.

He appeared before Mane Committee on 5th February 2003. In the


affidavit filed before the Commission he has reiterated the same facts and has
filed Xerox copy of the warrant.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai. The signature on this warrant is only like
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initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed


correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of police
station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahasil and even other warrants received from
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahasil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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CASE FILE NO. 51 (RESPONDENT NO.51)


UTTAM DADA SANAP

He applied for grant of pension as freedom fighter on 2nd March 1989


claiming that warrant of arrest was issued against him on 15 Behman 1357
Fasli ( that is 15th December,1948 )He filed Xerox copy of warrant/letter
bearing file No. 21 dated 15 Behman 1357 Fasli. Xerox copy of warrant
produced by him shows that it is a Xerox copy certified to be true copy by the
Head Master of Zilla Parishad High School. Copy shows that the application
for copy was filed by Sampatlal Narayan Das Patoda on 10th October 1986 and
copy was issued to him on 14th October 1986.

The District Collector, Beed called for the report of verification of


warrant copy from Tahasildar Patoda by letter dated 27th August 1997
enclosing a copy of list of names of 45 persons and asked the Tahasildar to
report on specific points. and also inquiring whether the names of the persons
as per list were in the warrant.

The report of the Tahasildar dated 12th November 1997 was to the
effect that original record is not traceable. He has received the list of names of
45 persons. Out of which names of 25 persons are not in the warrant copy.
The names of 20 persons were in the warrant. The Tahasildar has also
reported to the Collector on 22nd February 1997 that the original record has
been submitted to the Collector office and the Tahasildar stated that the name
of Uttam Dada Sanap.was included in the list.

It appears that the applicant Uttam Dada Sanap and others had filed
writ petition in the High Court as their files were pending with the
Government for sufficiently long time.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti held meeting on 6th May 1997. It was decided
to call report from Tahasildar.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 12th August 1998 stated
that since the Tahasildar has informed that the original record is not available
the copy produced by Uttam Dada Sanap cannot be relied upon and Zilla
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Gaurav Samiti is not in a position to give positive recommendation. The claim


of Uttam Dada Sanap was rejected by the Government on 5th December 1990.
Thereafter he filed writ petition No. 3932/94 and the matter remanded for
reconsideration by the High Court.

Matter was placed before the High Power Committee and in the note of
the High Power Committee it was stated that with reference to the writ petition
No. 3932/94, as Tahasildar had reported on the query made by the Collector
that the warrant contained the name of five persons except Narayan Appa
Wanave and therefore excluding Narayan Appa Wanave the other applicants
including Uttam Dada Sanap be sanctioned pension. It is mentioned in the
note that the Executive Magistrate has certified the copy of the warrant
whereas the Executive Magistrate has only signed it as true copy. However
decision was taken finally on 21st January 1999 wherein the claim of Uttam
Dada Sanap was sanctioned.

He had filed affidavit on 8th January 1990 wherein he had simply


stated that he was underground freedom fighter and worked with Uttam
Dhondiba Sanap, Trimbak Dhondiba Sanap and he had earlier given
application on 25th February 1997 and produced affidavits of two freedom
fighters in support.

In his affidavit dated 15th January 1997 the he stated that he had taken
part in the freedom movement and had worked under Wamanrao Vaze
Ramling Swami, Raosaheb Patwardhan and many others. He had cut shindi
trees and took part in attack on Patoda check post and burning of check post.
Arrest warrant was issued against him and his associates.

Uttam Dada Sanap was called by Mane Committee on 8th February


2003 and his statement was recorded on oath. He stated before the Mane
Committee that he was present in the meeting of Wamanrao Vaze but he ran
away. His brother Mahadev and Bagal were arrested and warrant was issued
against him.

After notice was issued by this Commission he filed a detailed


affidavit.
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The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli (15.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed pertaining to
Patoda Tahasil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the
signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants contained in the file of police station Ambajogai,
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and other the warrants contained
in file of Tahasildar Patoda.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general reasons contained a separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 12.11.1997 of Tahasildar Patoda addressed to the


Collector Beed to the effect that out of 45 names given in the list name of 25
persons only are in the copy of warrant and other 20 names are not found
therein further strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 52 (Respondent No. 52)


Shri Shamrao Yeshwanta Kanthale

Shamrao Yeshwanta Kanthale applied for pension on 27.09.90 on the


basis of warrant issued against him in file No. 21 / 1357 Fasli vide outward
No. 201 dated 10 Isfandar 1357 Fasli equivalent to 10th January 1948. The
copy of warrant produced by him is copy of true copy signed by Assistant
Superintendent Civil Court, Gevrai on 07.09.1988. The endorsement on the
copy is “this Xerox copy is true copy of copy issued by Gevrai Court and it is
signed by Assistant Superintendent Civil Court, Patoda” bearing seal of
Judicial Magistrate First Class, Patoda.

In his affidavit dated 04.04.1997 the Freedom Fighter made a


statement that he was working under Advocate Mr. Wamanrao Waze at
Dombri and Jamkhed camps and there were 500 to 600 persons in the camp
and warrant was issued against him.

He produced affidavit of Thaksen Shankarrao Dhase dated 04.04.1997.


However, he does not claim that he was convicted and sentenced.

Another affidavit produced by him is of Narayan Dagadu Chaure dated


04.04.1997 and there is a statement that he was arrested along with 32 workers
of Congress Party and each of them was convicted and sentenced
imprisonment for two years by Gevrai Court. The warrant was got verified
from Civil Judge ( Jr. Dn.) & Judicial Magistrate First Class, Gevrai who
reported by letter dated 25.03.1998 that the name of Shamrao Yeshwanta
Kanthale was in the warrant.

The respondent had filed petition in the High Court bearing No.
1567/97. His brother was also petitioner along with him and he had also
claimed pension on the basis of same warrant.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 24.04.1998 referred to


the letter of Civil Judge Gevrai stating that name of the applicant is in the
warrant, however, since it is doubtful whether the warrant was in connection
of Freedom Movement, the committee was not in a position to give any
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positive recommendation. The High Power Committee also referred to the


report of Civil Judge and pension was sanctioned on the basis of said warrant.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21


Outward No. 201 dated 10 Isfandar 1357 Fasli (10.1.1948). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Gevrai Court. The signatures
on this warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signature
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the
file of police station Ambajogai and on the warrants contained in file of
Tahasildar Patoda. It does not tally even with other warrants in the same file
received from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai. This is apparent to
the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert opinion. Thus the warrant not
being reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which
deserve to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission
recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 53 (Respondent No. 53)


Shri Baburao Yeshwanta Kanthale

Baburao Yeshwanta Kanthale applied for pension on 27.09.90 on the


basis of warrant issued against him in file No. 21 / 1357 Fasli vide outward
No. 201 dated 10 Isfandar 1357 Fasli equivalent to 10th January 1948. The
copy of warrant produced by him is copy of true copy signed by Assistant
Superintendent Civil Court, Gevrai on 07.09.1988. The endorsement on the
copy is “ this Xerox copy is true copy of a copy issued by Gevrai Court and it
is signed by Assistant Superintendent Civil Court, Patoda” bearing seal of
Judicial Magistrate F.C., Patoda.

In his affidavit dated 04.04.1997 the Freedom Fighter made a


statement that he was working under Advocate Mr. Wamanrao Waze at
Dombri and Jamkhed camps and there were 500 to 600 persons in the camp
and warrant was issued against him.

He produced affidavit of Thaksen Shankarrao Dhase dated 04.04.1997.


However, he does not claim that he was convicted and sentenced.

Another affidavit produced by him is of Narayan Dagadu Chaure dated


04.04.1997 and there is a statement he was arrested along with 32 workers of
Congress Party and each of them was convicted and sentenced imprisonment
for two years by Gevrai Court. The warrant was got verified from Civil Judge
( Jr. Dn.) & Judicial Magistrate First Class, Gevrai who reported by letter
dated 25.03.1998 that the name of Baburao Yeshwanta Kanthale was in the
warrant.

The respondent had filed petition in the High Court bearing No.
1567/97. His brother was also petitioner along with him and he had also
claimed pension on the basis of same warrant.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 24.04.1998 referred to


the letter of Civil Judge Gevrai stating that name of the applicant is in the
warrant, however, since it is doubtful whether the warrant was in connection
of Freedom Movement, the committee was not in a position to give any
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positive recommendation. The High Power Committee also referred to the


report of Civil Judge and pension was sanctioned on the basis of said warrant.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21


Outward No. 201 dated 10 Isfandar 1357 Fasli (10.1.1948). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Gevrai Court. The signatures
on this warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signatures
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar and also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants in the
file of police station Ambajogai and on the warrants contained in file of
Tahasildar Patoda. It does not tally even with other warrants in the same file
received from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai. This is apparent to
the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert opinion. Thus the warrant not
being reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which
deserve to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission
recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 54 (Respondent No. 54)


Shri Trimbak Keru Bade

Respondent applied for grant of pension on 23.01.1990 on the basis of


warrant issued against him in File No. 49/1357 Fasli Outward No227 dated
27th Dai 1357 Fasli equivalent to 27.11.1947. Respondent also filed copy of
warrant No. 21/ 1357 Fasli outward No. 227 dated 17 Behman 1357 Fasli
equivalent to 17th December, 1947. Thus, he has relied on two different
warrants issued on two different dates bearing different file nos. However, in
respect of warrant in File No. 49/1357 Fasli Outward No 227 dated 27th Dai
1357 Fasli equivalent to 27.11.1947, the Urdu Xerox copy is not produced and
only translation is produced.

Respondent in his affidavit dated 26.11.1990 he has referred to warrant


in File No. 21/ 1357 Fasli outward No. 227 dated 17 Behman 1357 Fasli
equivalent to 17th December, 1947.

He filed another affidavit dated 15.01.1997 wherein he has referred to


warrant issued on 17 Behman 1357 Fasli.

The District Collector, Beed wrote letter on 26.8.1997 to the Police


Inspector, Ambajogai for verification of warrant enclosing a copy of warrant
and list of 44 persons and the report dated 3.10.1997 shows that copy of
warrant sent was in respect of file No. 21/1357 F outward No. 227 dated 17
Behman 1357 F (17.12.1947) and it is clearly stated in the report that the
original record is not available in the police station and the copy has not been
issued on payment of fees however name of Trimbak Keru Vanjara appears
and there are 19 names in copy of warrant out of 44 persons mentioned in the
list of Collector.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 16.12.1997 referred to the


copy of warrant in Urdu and that similar name in the said warrant. However,
further stated that Police Inspector , Ambajogai had issued copy and in
absence of verification of original record the warrant copy cannot be believed.
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In spite of it, it is convinced that he had taken part in the Hyderabad Freedom
Movement.

The High Power Committee however, referred to the verification


report of P.S.I.Ambajogai and stated that original record was available at
Ambajogai Police Station and the warrant was in respect of Freedom
Movement against Nizam Government and Zilla Gaurav Samiti has
recommended and therefore sanctioned the pension.

There is letter from then Minster for Agriculture and Water


Conservation Mr. Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil addressed to the Dattaji Salvi,
Chairman of the High Power Committee recommending case of Trimbak Keru
Bade and the Chairman Dattaji Salvi endorsed on that letter dated 08.10.1998
that appropriate action be taken.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded and


stated that he attended the meeting held by Adv. Wamanrao Waze and after
firing he ran away. He indulged into act of cutting Shindi tree. He also
referred to Affidavit of two Freedom Fighters supporting him. However, he
has not filed such affidavits and has claimed pension on warrant issued against
him.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrants in file No.


49/57 Outward No. 227 dated 27 Dai 1357 Fasli (27.11.1947) and File No. 21
Outward No. 217 dated 17 Bahman 1357 Fasli (17.12.47). The alleged
original warrant in the file No. 49/57 Outward No. 227 dated 27 Dai 1357
Fasli is in the file received from the Ambajogai Police Station. The signature
on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures found on the
undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same Tahasildar of
Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai and warrant contained in
file of Tahasildar Patoda.

It does not tally even with other warrants received from Ambajogai
Police Station. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the
expert opinion.
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The original warrant in file No. 21/57 F Outward No. 227 dated 17
Behman 1357 Fasli, copy whereof is relied upon in this case, is not available
for verification from any source despite notice to all concerned. When 29
original warrants made available from three different sources are found to be
forged one how a simple copy original whereof is not in existence can be
believed to be a genuine document.

The report dated 3.10.1997 of Ambajogai Police Station to the effect


that out of 44 names given in the list names of only 19 persons are in the copy
of warrant further strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 56(Respondent No. 56)


Shri Dhanaji Ranju Mane

He applied for grant of pension as freedom fighter on the basis of


arrest warrant issued against him in file No. 21 Outward No. 270 dated 15
Bahman 1357 F i.e. 15.12.1947. He produced Xerox copy of warrant which
shows that Xerox copy was prepared from copy obtained by one Sampatlal
Narayan from Tahasil office. Sampatlal has obtained the said copy on
14.10.1986. The cases of Uttam Dada Sanap respondent (file No. 51) Dhanaji
Ranu Mane (file No. 56) and Vittal Madhav Nagargoje (File No. 97) were
clubbed together in view of writ petition pending in High Court.

In the meeting dated 1.12.1998 Zilla Gaurav Samiti observed that the
warrant copy was sent for verification and report is given by Tahasildar Patoda
dated 20.12.1997 stating that the names of Uttam Sanap, Ashruba Kahtal and
Dhanaji Mane as well as the Vittal Nagargoje are two in warrant. However the
original record is not available. The copy produced can not be relied upon and
Zilla Gaurav Samiti can not give positive recommendation.

The verification report of the warrant from copy sent to the Tahasildar
on specific queries’ made by the Collector was to the effect that the original
record is not available with him. The verification was done from the copy
received. Along with the copy, he had received list of 45 persons and out of
them names of 25 persons are in the copy whereas names of remaining 20
persons are not in the said copy.

In view of this the Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not give positive
recommendation in the case of Uttam Sanap, Dhanaji Ranu Mane and Vittal
Madhav Nagargoje.

The additional Collector had also informed the deputy secretary by


letter dated 7.11.1998 that in the absence of original record the copy of the
warrant is not reliable.
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All the three cases along with others were considered by the High
Power Committee and common note was put up to the effect that the original
record of warrant is not available, however there are names of Uttam Sanap,
Khatal Dhanaji Ranu Mane, Vittal Madhav Nagargoje and their claims be
sanctioned whereas the claims of others whose names are not seen in the
warrant their claims be rejected.

It is pertinent to point out that in the copy out of the list of 45 persons
referred by the Collector, 20 names were found, it is difficult to accept that
how the copy can be relied that also in the absence of original record and the
Zilla Gaurav Samiti had rightly refused to recommend the case.

The High power Committee was not justified in accepting the warrant.
The report clearly showed that some of the names referred to were not warrant
or in the copy issued by the Tahasildar. The verification was done from the
copy and not from the original record. The very purpose of verification was
frustrated when verification was done from copy as the same could have been
done by the Collector by asking somebody to read the original copy which
was in Urdu language.

He appeared before Mane Committee and in statement recorded on


oath stated that he hoisted flag at Ashti and as the police approached, he ran
away and was away from his house for about one year. No arrest warrant was
issued against him. He has not done any other work in the freedom movement.
The statement before Mane Committee shows that he has not taken part in any
positive activity against Nizam Government.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli (15.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed pertaining to
Patoda Tahasil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the
signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants contained in the file of police station Ambajogai,
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Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and other the warrants
contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in a separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 12.11.1997 of Tahasildar Patoda addressed to the


Collector Beed to the effect that out of 45 names given in the list name of 25
persons only are in the copy of warrant and other 20 names are not found
therein further strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 57 (Respondent No. 57)


Shri Keshav Babu Bangar

Respondent applied for grant of pension based on warrant issued


against him in File No. 21 Outward No 217 dated 17 Behman 1357 Fasli
equivalent to 17th December, 1947. He also produced zerox copy of warrant
in file No. 49/57 Outward No. 227 27 Dai 1357 F i.e. 27.11.1947.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 16.12.1997 resolved that


warrant cannot be believed but committee is satisfied so recommended.
However, two members differed with the recommendation. The Additional
Corrector, Beed reported to the Deputy Secretary by letter dt/- 15.07.1998 that
it is not a fit case for grant of pension.

However, High Power Committee sanctioned the pension.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded and


he stated that he did nothing in the freedom movement.

The case depends on the reliability of warrants in file No.49/57


Outward No. 227 dated 27 Dai 1357 (27.11.1947) Fasli (14.1.1948) and File
No. 21/57 F Outward No. 217 dated 17 Bahman 1357 F (17.12.47). The
alleged original warrant 49/57 Outward No. 227 dated 27 Dai 1357 F is in the
file received from the Ambajogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant
is entirely different from the signatures found on the undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar of
Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai warrant contained in file
of Tahasildar Patoda, and even other warrants received from Ambajogai
Police Station. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the
expert opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report
on warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from three sources i.e.


Patoda Tahasil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8 Warrants) and
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai (6 warrants) but the warrant
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bearing file No. 21/57 Outward No. 217 dated 17 Behman 1357 Fasli copy
where of is produced and relied upon in this case is not amongst those 29
warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to be not genuine by the
Commission as discussed in separate part of this report on warrant cases for
reasons given there under how can copy of a warrant, original whereof is not
in existence can be believed to be genuine and true. The report dated
3.10.1997 of Ambajogai Police Station addressed to the Collector Beed to the
effect that out of 47 names given in the list names of only 19 persons are in the
copy of warrant sent to him and other 28 persons are not there in the copy of
warrant further strengthen doubt about genuineness of the warrant. Thus the
warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied
benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the
Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 58 (Respondent No. 58)


Narhari Santu Arsul (deceased) represented by wife
Smt. Padminibai Narhari Arsule.

Respondent applied for grant of pension on the basis of warrant issued


against him in File No. 7/1357 Fasli Outward No 407 dated 2 Bahman 1357
Fasli equivalent to 02.12.1947. He produced Xerox copy of warrant, which is
signed by Executive Magistrate and is a true copy of copy issued by PSI
Ambajogai.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 16.12.1997stated that since


the original record was not available the copy of warrant couldn’t be believed,
however, Samiti is satisfied that the applicant had worked in Hyderabad
Freedom Movement against Nizam Government and recommended grant of
pension. The Additional Corrector, Beed wrote to the Deputy Secretary by
letter dt/- 15.07.1998 that the case is not fit for sanction of pension as there
was no compliance of the Government Resolution dated 04.07.1995.

The High Power Committee after recording that the original record of
the warrant was not available but copy is from the original and the name of
applicant appears in the copy, and there is also entry in the outward register of
the police station and in view of recommendation of Zilla Gaurav Samiti
sanctioned the pension.

Before the Mane Committee his wife Padminibai appeared. She had
no personal knowledge and her statement is not material.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 F (2.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Ambajogai Police
Station. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai and
warrant contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda.
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It does not tally even with other warrants received from Ambajogai
Police Station. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in the separate part on warrant cases
of this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 60 (Respondent No.60)


Sahebrao Eknath Kadam

Sahebrao Eknath Kadam applied for pension on 30.06.90 on the basis


warrant issued against him in File No. 21/2 of 1357 Fasli outward No. 214
dated nil. He has produced Xerox copy of warrant, which is copy of copy
signed by PSI Ambajogai and the copy was sent for verification to PSI
Ambajogai. PSI Ambajogai reported to the Collector vide letter dated
03.10.19097 enclosing a list of 27 persons including the name of Sahebrao
Eknath Maratha. That the warrant contains his name, however, from the report
it is clear that this verification was done only from the copy and not from the
record of Police Station. The collector had forwarded a list of 60 persons and
the PSI reported that out of those 60 names of 27 persons appeared which
include the name of Sahebrao Eknath Maratha.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti recommended grant of pension stating that the
warrant against the person was for working against Nizam Government in
Freedom Movement of Hyderabad. It is also stated that the original record is
available with the police station, the copy does not appear to have been issued
after charging fees. The Additional collector however recorded his objection
vide letter dated 15.07.1998. The High Power Committee relied on the report
of the PSI Ambajogai and sanctioned the pension.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.21/2/57 F Outward No. 214. The alleged original warrant is in the file
received from the Ambajogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant is
entirely different from the signatures found on the undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar of
Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai, warrant contained in file
of Tahasildar Patoda and other warrants received from Ambajogai Police
Station.
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This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 3.10.1997 of Police Inspector, Ambajogai to the


effect that out of 60 names given in the list names of only 27 persons are and
rest 33 are not in the copy of warrant sent to him further strengthen doubt
about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 61 (Respondent No.61)


Smt. Bhagirathibai Maruti Sanap

Wife of deceased Maruti Bhau Sanap Namely Bhagirathibai filed


application. The claim is based on warrant in File No. 21/1357 Fasli Outward
No. 270 dated 15 Behman 1357 F i.e. 15.12.1947 issued by Tahasildar Patoda.
She has filed Xerox copy of warrant.

Similar is the case of Subhadra Anna Binwade Case File No. 19 in


which the similar copy of warrant was produced.

As no decision was taken for quite long time a Writ petition was filed
by Bhagirathibai as well as Subhadra Binwade bearing No. 3433 of 1994 and
directions were given for deciding the case within four months.

Thereafter the matter was considered by the Zilla Gaurav Samiti.


During pendency of the petition the warrant was got verified from the
Tahasildar Patoda and in the meeting dated 3rd April 1995 the Zilla Gaurav
Samiti unanimously rejected her claim and the High Power Committee also
rejected her claim. A note was put up on the file that the claim be rejected as
she has not filed necessary documents.

After this the Member Secretary Advocate Rajabhau Zarkar made note
in the file that enquiry be made through Collector, Beed and applicant be
directed by notice to produce necessary documents and the matter be kept after
placing the case before Zilla Gaurav Samiti. Even after this High Power
Committee rejected her claim on the ground that the warrant could not be
verified as the original was not available in the office of Tahasildar, Patoda
and there was report of Collector to that effect, placed before Zilla Gaurav
Samiti as well as High Power Committee. Applicant was informed about the
rejection of her claim and the grounds thereof. The High Power Committee
was requested that pension be sanctioned. Thereafter the High Power
Committee re-considered her case and sanctioned pension on 18.1.2000.
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She appeared before Mane Committee and her Statement was


recorded. It is clear from her statement that she has no personal knowledge
about the activity of her husband. The copy claimed to be certified by the
Office of Collector is Xerox copy on which the employee of the Collector
Office has made endorsement that the name of her husband appears in the
warrant and pension which was earlier rejected was sanctioned on 2.05.93.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli (15.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed pertaining to
Patoda Tahasil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the
signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants contained in the file of police station Ambajogai,
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and other the warrants
contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in the separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 12.11.1997 of Tahasildar Patoda addressed to the


Collector Beed to the effect that out of 45 names given in the list name of 25
persons only are in the copy of warrant and other 20 names are not found
therein further strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 63 (Respondent No.63)


Shri Bhanudas Gopalrao Jadhav

The facts of the case are similar to Tukaram Gopalrao Jadhav Case File
No. 64. Bhanudas and Tukaram are real brothers.

The claim is based on warrant of arrest issued in File No. 21 Outward


No. 203 dated 12 Isfander 1357 Fasli equivalent to 12 January 1948 .

They also claim to be Underground Freedom Fighter.

Along with the application Xerox copy of warrant signed by Notary


was produced. However, it is not a notarized copy in the sense the original
was not before the Notary while signing this copy as true copy in as much as
no original document was available in the record of Ashti Court even at that
time. Tukaram and Gopal had filed writ petition in High Court bearing No.
2575/94 and there was direction to decide their cases within fixed period of
four months.

The endorsement that is seen in one of the Xerox copy is, “this photo
copy is true and correct as per original record” and it is signed by the Assistant
Superintendent Civil Court Ashti on 24.4.1990 on which date original warrant
was not in the file of Civil Court Ashti. The Superintendent of Police Beed
had written to the Collector letter dated 26.5.1995 pertaining to the cases of
Bhanudas and Tukaram that Urdu copy of warrant is illegible and no report
can be given.

In view of this the Zilla Gaurav Samiti refused to recommend the case
and found that the copy of warrant was not reliable.

The cases of Tukaram and Bhanudas were rejected even by the High
Power Committee and they were informed that their claims have been
rejected.

Thereafter Writ Petition 2575/97 came to be filed in the High Court


and further note was put up in view of the petition in the High Court that
decision will have to be taken in the time prescribed by the Court. The claims
were earlier rejected as no evidence was produced.
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However, now they have produced evidence. Further note was put up
to send the document (warrant copy) to the District Collector for verification
and take decision on merits.

Further note was put up that the Collector had given report as per letter
dated 1.2.1997. The Claimants have produced copy of warrant signed by the
Assistant Superintendent Civil Court Patoda and in the English translation
their names appeared. Here it is noteworthy that the photocopy was bearing
the endorsement of Nazir Ashti Civil Court and the translation was signed as
true copy by the Assistant Superintendent Civil Court Patoda. The
photocopies were not certified by the Court, no comparing fees was paid in
respect of the said copies produced are not legally certified copies. The
Assistant Superintendent has signed thereon hurriedly and made endorsement
thereon as true copy hurriedly and therefore the copies were sent to Tahasildar
Patoda and the verification report was called by the Collector from Tahasil.
The Tahasil office has informed that original record is not available with the
said office and the copy cannot be said to be true and correct and the contents
thereof cannot be verified.

In view of this Zilla Gaurav Samiti had refused to recommend the case
and the Collector has also not recommended. The claim was liable to be
rejected.

It was further stated in the note that in view of the discussion with the
under secretary the report is being called from the Collector and after the
report of the Collector further decision will be taken.

Surprisingly further note was put up that in view of the petition in the
High Court and the direction to take decision within the prescribed period, the
warrant was sent for verification to the Civil Court Ashti and in the
verification report sent by the Civil Court, it is stated that the copies were
obtained from Civil Court Ashti in 1990-91, therefore the copies obtained are
proper and legal and the claim be sanctioned and thereafter the claim was
sanctioned.

Thus although no new documents were produce, on the basis of the


same evidence, the note put up was altogether different than the original note
and the claim was sanctioned on the basis of such note.
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Therefore, there was no copy in the file before the Zilla Gaurav
Samiti or the High Power Committee which could be relied upon as copy
certified by the Court from the record of the Court. It is therefore clear that
Zilla Gaurav Samiti rightly refused to recommend the case and High Power
Committee had rightly rejected the claim earlier. However, thereafter the note
was modified and in view of the modified note the claims were sanctioned.
The verification report could be given only by Tahasildar Patoda where the
original record could be available but no record was available with the
Tahasildar Patoda and as such copies produced were not reliable.

The case depends on reliability of warrant in file No.21/57 Outward


No. 203 dated 12 Isfander 1357 Fasli (12.1.48) the alleged original warrant
which was sent to all the Courts in the district was received from the record of
Gevrai Court. The signature thereon is only like initial and is entirely different
from the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar and the signature also does not tally with the signatures on the
warrants received from the file of Police Station Ambajogai or from the file of
Patoda Tahasil. The Commission has already given detailed reasoning in a
separate part of general reasons of warrant cases and has also stated therein
that the warrants received from all the three sources and the undisputed
documents bearing signature of the same Tahasildar were sent to the
handwriting expert who has given opinion that the signatures neither tally with
undisputed correspondence nor do they tally interse with the other warrants
received from the two other sources nor with other warrants contained in the
same file. The Commission therefore finds that the base of the claim being
warrant of arrest and the same having been found to be false and forged, he
was not entitle to Sanmanpatra and allied benefits .

The Commission therefore finds that Bhanudas Jadhav has failed to


make out case. He relied on a document which is found to be false and forged
and he is not entitled to Sanmanpatra and allied benefits and the same granted
to him deserve to be and should be cancelled forthwith.
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Case File No. 67 (Respondent No.67)


Shri Dhanaji Namdeo Salve (Deceased represented by wife Indirabai
Dhanaji Salve)

Original application filed by Dhanaji Salve on 30.05.1990 claiming


pension as Under ground Freedom Fighter on the basis of warrant issued
against him by the Tahasildar Patoda in File No. 205 of 1357 Fasli Outward
No. 209 Dated 24 Isfander 1357 Fasli equivalent to 24 January 1947 Fasli.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not recommend his case in the meeting
held on 30.07.1998. The Additional Collector wrote to the Dy. Secretary on
20.08.1998 that case is not fit for being considered.

Thereafter, High Power Committee sanctioned the claim on the ground


that the name appeared in the warrant.

He appeared before Mane Committee and his statement was recorded


wherein he has stated that warrant was issued against him.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahasil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahasil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
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1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 72 (Respondent No.72)


Shrimati Sindhubai Dnyanoba Tandale

Application is filed by wife of Dnyanoba Tandale on Dated 24.10.1989


and Xerox copy of warrant is true copy of copy issued by Tahsildar Patoda
and True copy is signed by Nazir of Patoda Court bearing endorsement, “
verified that the Xerox copy is true copy of original copy issued by Tahsildar
Patoda on 14.10.1986”. There is a seal of Magistrate.

Verification report of the arrest warrant was called from Tahsildar,


Patoda regarding arrest warrant in file No. 101/86 /1357 Fasli Outward No.
217 Dated 15 Bahmen 1357 Fasli i.e. 15th December, 1947. Report of
Tahsildar shows that original record was not available in the office of
Tahsildar.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in his meeting dated 14.12.1997 made a note that
original record was not available. Case cannot be recommended. The
Additional Collector wrote to the Government on 03.03.1997 that the warrant
copy is not a reliable.

However, High Power Committee sanctioned pension stating that


Superintendent of Police, Beed has given verification report and name of the
husband of respondent was included in the copy.

In the note dated 16.06.1997 Desk officer has endorsed that Smt.
Sindhubai Tandale has produced copy of warrant alleged to have been issued
against her husband alongwith her application and the said copy is issued by
Tahsildar, Patoda on payment of requisite fees. It be accepted and pension be
sanctioned to the widow of Dnyanoba Tandale. Thereafter, the under
secretary endorsed below the note that genuineness and correctness of the
warrant be verified through the Collector. On the basis of the said
endorsement Collector Beed was asked to verify warrant.

The endorsement dated 15.07.1998 reveals that after the Collector


Beed was asked to verify genuineness and correctness of the warrant The
Collector sent warrant to the Superintendent of Police, Beed. The
Superintendent of Police Beed endorsed as under: -
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“ Enquiry was made through the concerned police station about the
existence of the name of the person in the Urdu Warrant and in that enquiry it
transpired that the name of respondent’s husband was there in the warrant
(copy). The note further added that since the matter was pending in Court
(W.P. 3643/94) the application needs to be decided immediately and applicant
needs to be granted relief claimed and on 17.09.1998 pension was sanctioned.

She appeared before the Mane Committee. She has no personal


knowledge about the activities of her husband and stated so.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.


101/86/1357 Fasli Outward No. 217 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli (
15.12.1947). The alleged original warrant is in the file received from the
Tahasildar Patoda. The signature on this warrant is only like initial and is
entirely different from the signatures found on the undisputed correspondence
and office notes signed by the same Tahasildar and it also does not at all tally
with signatures on the warrants in the file of Police Station Ambejogai and on
the warrants contained in file of Gevrai Court. The Commission has decussed
in detail in respect of all such warrants in a separate part of this report and
found the so clled original warrant to be forged.

Although the verification report as stated before was sent by the police
superintendent, it was on the basis of verification from the copy as original
record was not traceable in the Tahsil Office. It was submitted to the
Collector.

However, in view of the fact that the original is now found to be


forged, the respondent is not entitled to Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which
deserve to be cancelled and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 85 (Respondent No.85)


Shri Somnath Vishnu Sirsat

Respondent made application for grant of pension on the basis of


warrant alleged to have been issued in File No.205 outward 209 dated 24 the
Isfander 1357 Fasli equivalent to 24.01.1948 and produced Xerox copy of
warrant signed by Asstt. Supdt. Patoda Court as true copy with endorsement
“verified that the Xerox copy is true copy of original copy issued by Gevrai
Court on 20.09.1990” and it bear seal of the Magistrate Court.

The Additional Collector wrote to the Deputy Secretary on 01.03.1997


that it is not a fit case for sanction of pension as the copy produced is not
reliable and there is no compliance of G.R. dated 04.07.1995. The warrant
copy was sent for verification to Tahasildar Patoda who reported that the copy
is not given by his office and the Magistrate Gevrai reported that original
record is not available. In view of the fact that the Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not
give any positive recommendation and requested Government to take decision.

High Power Committee rejected his claim on the ground that the copy
produced was not reliable in view of the report of the Tahasildar and Civil
Judge, Gevrai and this rejection was communicated to him. In the mean time
respondent and six others namely Rakhmaji Genu Mane, Bajirao Bapurao
Shinde, Shantabai Namdeo Surwase, Ashruba Tatyaba Divwate, Ashruba
Dhondiba Mhatre and Mohan Chandulal Patni, filed writ petition in the High
Court. Thereafter, note was put up stating that the aforesaid six persons had
been granted pension on 07th July 1997. And in the same warrant the name of
the applicant was included and therefore his case required reconsideration.
Reconsideration was necessary because petition was pending in the High
Court and during hearing the High Court can enquire why pension is not
granted to him when six other persons named in that warrant have been
granted on the basis of such warrant ( copy ). Gevrai Court has given the copy
produced by him originally. Similarly, one Madhavrao Madnapure whose
name was in the said warrant has been granted pension. Therefore, the
pension be sanctioned subject to its re-verification by the Collector, Beed.
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Therefore, pension was sanctioned to him subject to verification of warrant.


The Collector Beed has written letter on 01.03.1997 to Deputy Secretary with
reference to the fact that some of the persons mentioned in the warrant may
have been granted pension and if the petition of the present Sirsat is rejected it
may have administrative repercation.

He appeared before Mane Committee and his statement was recorded.


However, nothing worth noting has been stated by him in his statement. Mane
Committee did not agree with the action of Government sanctioning pension
to him on the ground that he has not filed affidavits of two Freedom Fighters
of his area. He appeared before Mane Committee and stated that he studied up
to M.A. from Poona University. He studied at Rahuri, Sangamner Taluka and
he made application only because the children of freedom fighters get
employment. He does not know the leader involved in the Freedom Movement
of Marathwada and he has no connection with Beed District.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahasil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahasil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
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be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this


report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 91 (Respondent No.91)


Shri Maruti Tukaram Bangar

Application for pension was filed on 10.06.1990. However, nothing is


stated in the application. His case is based on warrant of arrest against him
issued in File No. 21/2 Outward No. 214 dated Nil. The Xerox copy produced
by him in support of the claim is true copy signed by Special Executive
Magistrate which shows that the copy from which Xerox copy was taken was
issued by Police Station Ambajogai.

In his affidavit dated 27.06.1998 he stated that warrant was issued


against him and filed further Affidavit on 15.01.1997.

The Zilla Gaurav Committee in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 stated


that warrant cannot be relied upon but the Committee is convinced that he has
taken part in Freedom Movement so recommended his case. One of the
member P.V.Joshi , however noted his objection as warrant copy cannot be
relied upon.

The copy of warrant was sent by the Collector enclosing a list of 60


persons along with letter addressed to PSI Ambajogai for verification and the
verification was done from the Xerox copy only as stated in the reply of PSI
Ambajogai. It is further stated in that reply that out of the list of 60 persons 27
similar names were found in that copy. It is pertinent to note at this stage only
that if the warrant contain more names and only 27 names in the list could be
confirmed to be similar then question arises what is the value of that copy
where it can even be claimed as true copy in any sense of the term.

Thereafter, the Additional Collector, Beed informed the Government


that the warrant copy was not reliable and there was no compliance of
Government Resolution dated 04.07.1995.

The High Power Committee relied upon the verification report of the
Police Station, Ambajogai and considered the fact that the Zilla Gaurav Samiti
has recommended and sanctioned pension on 24.01.1998.
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He appeared before Mane Committee and stated that he was


absconding. He took part in burning Karodgiri Naka, Panchagri Naka. He
however, stated that Bhagwan Jagdale told him that his name in the warrant

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.21/2/57 F Outward No. 214. The alleged original warrant is in the file
received from the Ambajogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant is
entirely different from the signatures found on the undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar of
Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai, warrant contained in file
of Tahasildar Patoda and other warrants received from Ambajogai Police
Station.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 3.10.1997 of Police Inspector, Ambajogai to the


effect that out of 60 names given in the list names of only 27 persons are and
rest 33 are not in the copy of warrant sent to him further strengthen doubt
about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 92 (Respondent No.92)


Shri Ashruba Dajiba Wanve

He filed application stating that Warrant was issued against him and
relied on Xerox copy of warrant issued by Tahasildar Patoda in File No. 21
Outward No. 204 dated 17 Isfander 1357 Fasli equivalent to 17th January
1948.

The Xerox copy of warrant produced by him is certified by Assistant


Superintendent of Gevrai Court. The copy was issued on 21.04.1998.
However, when verification of warrant was made through Civil Judge Gevrai
he stated in his report on 10.08.1998 that original record is not available.

In the mean time a letter was addressed by Collector, Beed to


Superintendent of Police on 04.08.1995 for verification of the warrant copy
issued by PSI Ambajogai in view of the fact that the petition was pending in
the High Court. The Superintendent of Police reported on dated 18.08.1995
that original record was not available in his office.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in his meeting held on 12.08.1996 stated that copy
of warrant is taken from Court at Georai.But the original record is not
available with the Tahasildar Office and verification of the Civil Judge is to
the effect that the copy is issued by the Court but original record is not
available and the name in the Warrant is Ashru Daji Vanjara. But it cannot be
said that the warrant in connection with the Hyderabad Movement and hence
positive recommendation cannot be given.

High Power Committee referred to the copy of warrant and verification


report of Gevrai Court stating that the original record was available in the
Court. The matter was pending in the High Court and therefore decision had to
be taken urgently. The High Power Committee referred to the contents of the
warrant and stated it was in connection with the Hyderabad Freedom
Movement and sanctioned the pension.
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He appeared before Mane Committee and his statement was recorded.


He stated that he supplied breads and ammunition to the Freedom Fighters. He
stayed in Dombri and Khapardi Camp for nine to ten months.

The case depend entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 204 dated 17 Isfandar 1357 Fasli (17.1.1948). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Gevrai Court. The signatures
on this warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signature
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
person i.e. Tahasildar, Patoda and also is not at all tallying with the signature
on warrants in the file of police station Ambajogai the warrants contained in
file of Tahasildar Patoda and even on other warrants received from Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai. This is apparent to the naked eye and is
confirmed by the expert opinion. The general observations made in separate
part of this report on warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case. Thus
the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied
benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the
Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 93 (Respondent No.93)


Digambar Someshwar Mule (deceased) represented by wife
Shrimati Parwatibai Digambar Mule.

The application was filed by Digambar Someshwar Mule on


25.09.1990 on the basis of warrant issued against him and copy of warrant in
file No. 205/1357 F outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfandar 1357 Fasli equivalent
to 24th January 1948, was produced. The Xerox copy bears endorsement
“verified that the Xerox copy is true copy of original copy issued by Gevrai
Court on 20.09.1990.” The copy was sent for the verification by the Collector
to the Civil Judge Gevrai on 26.10.1997 and in his report dated 02.11.1997 the
Civil Judge reported that the copy has been issued from his court on payment
of fees wherein he refers to the endorsement of original certified copy and it is
pertinent to point out here only that the copy produced is not signed as true
copy by any staff member of the Gevrai Court but Assistant Superintendent of
Patoda Court who had no authority to make such endorsement on Xerox copy
produced before him and Patoda Court could not have issued any certified
copy of the record pertaining to Gevrai Court.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti referred to the copy of warrant and his name
mentioned therein but as the original record was not available, did not rely on
it and further stated that there is no reference to the work or activity of the
person in Hyderabad Freedom Movement and there is no outward No. on the
file and hence no positive recommendation was given.

The High Power Committee however, relied on the warrant


considering the matter and the not was put up that the warrant has not been
relied upon by the Zilla Gaurav Samiti in view of facts and above
circumstances. However, the Member Secretary noted that copy is issued by
Court and the name of the husband of Parwatibai was in the warrant. But
surname was wrongly mentioned as More. But caste is Brahmin and therefore
the surname More appears to be wrong and therefore pension deserves to be
sanctioned.
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The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahasil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahasil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 94 (Respondent No.94)


Shri Rambhau Ganpati Raut

Application for pension was given on 11.10.1990 claiming pension on


the basis of warrant by producing Xerox copy of warrant in file No. 205
outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander 1357 Fasli equivalent to 24th January 1948.

The Xerox copy of warrant produced is bearing endorsement “verified


that the Xerox copy is true copy of original copy issued by Gevrai Court on
20.09.1990”.

The Collector wrote to the Civil Judge, Gevrai on 13.101997 for


verification of warrant in view of petition 4838/97 pending in the High Court
making specific queries and enclosing a copy of warrant. The Civil Judge
reported by letter dated 2.11.1997 that the original is available and the copy
has been issued to Advocate V.T.Chavan.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti, however, pointed out that on the copy of
warrant there is no file number and outward number, the applicant has stated
regarding his activities in freedom movement but in view of the fact that the
warrant was not relied upon any positive recommendation can be given.

The High Power Committee rejected the claim and the Member
Secretary mentioned in his note that the warrant is from Gevrai Court and it is
verified by the Senior Division, Court, and Beed by Senior Clerk, Beed, and
Court. It is not known how the warrant gone to Senior Division Court and it is
doubtful and inquiry required to be made in respect of this matter and claim be
rejected.

However, thereafter a note was put up with reference to the petition


filed by him in the High Court and the time limit prescribed by the Court was
over. He has produced copy of warrant. The original record is not available
and the Zilla Gaurav Samiti has not recommended case. However, on the
basis of the same warrant, which is in another file and in, which there is
verification report and on the basis of that warrant 19 persons in Osmanabad
district have been sanctioned pension and name of the present applicant
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freedom fighter is in that warrant and therefore this is a fit case for sanctioning
pension to him and pension was sanctioned on 2.4.1999.

He appeared before Mane Committee and stated that he has given


slogan against Nizam Government and had absconded and residing at
Baramati and Malsapur. No warrant was issued against him. His brother in
law Advocate Maruti Rao Kale has done the entire work in respect of his
application. He was residing through out at Malsapur and he does not want to
say anything more.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahasil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahasil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 95 (Respondent No.95)


Shri Bhujang Ashruba Bawane

Bhujang Ashruba Bawane filed application on 27.06.1989 on the basis


of warrant and in his affidavit dated 26.06.1990 he has referred to warrant
and produced Xerox of warrant in file No.21/2 1357 Fasli Outward No. 490
dated 17 Isfander 1357 i.e. 17 January 1948 The said copy is signed by Special
Executive Magistrate whereas it is copy of copy issued by Police Inspector,
Ambajogai.

In another affidavit dated 11th March 997 he has stated various details
and has named number of persons under whom he worked. He also produced
another copy of dated 21st February….

The warrant in file No.21/2/1357 Fasli Outward No. 490 dated 17


Isfinder 1357 i.e. 17 January 1948 was sent for verification by the Collector,
Beed to Police Inspector, Ambajogai enclosing a list of 19 persons and Xerox
copy of warrant and Police Inspector, Ambajogai by letter dated 03.10.1997
informed that name of Respondent was there. It is further stated that the copy
alleged to have been issued by the Police Station, is not issued after charging
necessary fees for certified copy.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 stated that the
Police Station Ambajogai issued the warrant copy and in the absence of
original record the copy cannot be believed, however committee is convinced
that Bhujang Ashruba Bavane worked in Hyderabad Freedom Movement and
recommended his case for grant of pension. One of the Member P.V.Joshi
recorded his objection as the warrant was not verified.

The Collector, Beed wrote to the Deputy Secretary GAD on 15th July
1998 that the warrant copy is not trustworthy as the original record is not
available and applicant has not complied with the Government Resolution
dated 4th July 1995.

The High Power Committee, however, observed that the original


record was available in the police station and warrant is in connection with
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the Hyderabad Freedom Movement against Nizam Government and his name
is in the warrant and sanctioned the pension.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded .


He agreed to produce certified copy of the warrant and stated that he was
underground freedom fighter and was absconding.

He has filed detailed affidavit before the Commission.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/2


Outward No. 490 dated 17 Isfandar 1357 Fasli (17.1.1948). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Ambajogai Police Station. The
signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures found on the
undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e.
Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai
warrant contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda and even on other warrants
received from Ambajogai Police Station.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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Case File No. 96 (Respondent No.96)


Shri Sahebrao Tatyaji Sanap

Application was filed for grant of pension on 31.05.1990 on the basis


of arrest warrant issued against him in file No. (101/1357) outward No. 190
dated 14 Brahman 1357 Fails equivalent to 14th December 1947. The copy of
warrant produced by him is signed by Special Executive Magistrate, as true
copy and the endorsement on the copy from which this copy was prepared
shows that it was issued by the Tahasil office, Patoda on 12.08.1986 to one
Kisan Gunaji.

In the affidavit of Namdev Balwant Aher the name of Sahebrao


Tatyaba Sanat is added in different ink and different type & similar is the case
of Namdev Balawant Aher, the name of respondent is added afterwards and in
different ink which is clearly visible.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 31.12.1998 stated that
although the original record is not available he has filed affidavits of two
freedom fighters and his involvement in the freedom movement is obvious and
therefore, recommended his case.

The Additional Collector, Beed wrote to the Government (Section


Officer) on 20.03.1999 that there is no compliance with the Government
Resolution dated 4th July 1995.

The High Power Committee however placed reliance on the fact that
warrant was issued against him and he has produced affidavits of two freedom
fighters and there is recommendation of Zilla Gaurav Samiti and sanctioned
his claim.

He appeared before Mane Committee and his statement was recorded


wherein he stated to have cut shindi trees and when the house of his relative
was burning, he ran away and he was beaten by the police and shifted to the
area beyond the border of Nizam territory.

Before the Commission he has filed detailed affidavit.


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The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.


101/1357 Onward No. 190 dated 14 Bahman 1357 Fasli (14.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed
pertaining to Patoda Tahasil. The signature on this warrant is entirely
different from the signatures found on the undisputed correspondence and
office notes signed by the same Tahasildar and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants in the file of Police Station Ambajogai, in file of
Zilla Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and even on other warrants in file of
Patoda Tahasil. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Matafis Mutandis to this case. Thus the warrant not being
reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve
to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends
accordingly.
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Case File No. 97 (Respondent No.97)


Shri Vithal Madhavrao Nagargoje

Vithal Madhavrao Nagargoje applied for pension as freedom fighter


relying on the warrant of arrest issued against him.

The case of Vithal Madhavrao Nagargoje was considered along with


other persons Uttam Dada Sanap (Case file No. 51) Dhanaji Ranu Mane etc.
as there was writ petition filed by nine persons in the High Court and all the
files consolidated and kept together. The copy of warrant relied upon by him
is one contained in file No.21/1357 Fasli Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahaman
1357 Fasli equivalent to 15th December 1947. The copy produced shows that
it is a Xerox copy of copy obtained by Sampatlal Narayan Das of Patoda on
14th October 1986.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti considered the cases of all the persons in
meeting dated 12th August 1998 stated that original record of the warrant is not
available and the copy as well as warrant cannot be relied upon and the Zilla
Gaurav Samiti did not give positive recommendation.

The District Collector, Beed called for verification report by


forwarding the copy to the Tahasildar Patoda. The Collector enclosed a list of
45 persons along with the Xerox copy seeking verification report of the
Tahasildar by making specific queries. The report of Tahasildar dated 12th
November 1997 was to the effect that original record is not traceable in his
office. He has received the list of 45 persons along with the letter of reference
out of which names of 25 persons are not in the copy of warrant. It is obvious
that the verification was done from the copy as the original record was not
available with the Tahasil office. The Tahasildar also reported to the Collector
on 22nd February 1997 that the original record has been submitted to the
Collector office. The report however stated that the name of Vithal
Madhavrao Nagargoje was there in the copy.

The writ petition came to be filed in High Court bearing No. 3932/94
and the matter was again placed before the High Power Committee which
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considered the claims of Uttam Dada Sanap, Ashruba Bapu Sharat, Dhanaji
Rane Mane as well as Vithal Madhavrao Nagargoje and referred to the copy
of warrant and verification report of the Tahasildar stated that original record
is not available with the Tahasil office. However, the content of the warrant
shows that it is in connection with the Hyderabad freedom movement and it
includes the names of other petitioners except Narayan Appa Wanave. The
High Power Committee accepted the claims of other petitioners except
Narayan Appa Wanave.

Vithal Madhavrao Nagargoje’s statement was recorded by Mane


Committee on 13.02.2003 in which he stated that he attended the camp at
Domri and was present when there was firing after the meeting of Wamanrao
Vaze and he ran away. He stated that he will produce certified copy of the
warrant which he did not produce. He has not filed any affidavit before the
Commission. The warrant verification report was given by the Tahasildar
only on the basis of copy received by him. The fact that the copy did not
contain names of 20 persons mentioned in the list sent by the Collector was
not taken into consideration. The warrant could not be said to be genuine in
case of some persons and in some cases could not be said to be forged in other
whose names are not quoted and in fact it becomes a forged document when
names of persons are found and names of others are not found in the copy.

The case depends on reliability of warrant in file No.21/1357 Fasli


Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahaman 1357 Fasli equivalent to 15th December
1947. The so called original warrant is received from the Collector office
pertaining to Patoda Tahasil and the signatures on the warrant are noted by the
Commission to be entirely different from the signature undisputed
correspondence/office note signed by the same person and signature also do
not tally with the signature on the warrant contained in the files of Ambajogai
Police Station and warrants received from the Court of Gevrai Judicial
Magistrate First Class and even on the other warrants contained in the file of
Patoda Tahasildar. The difference in signature which is apparent to the naked
eye it creates suspicion regarding genuineness of the document. This
suspicion is confirmed by the report of the Government Handwriting Expert
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and Commission has dealt with this aspect in the general reasons part of
warrant cases separately in this report and the said reasons applied Mutatis
Mutandis.

Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to Sanmanpatra


and allied benefits which deserve to be cancelled forthwith and the
Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 102 (Respondent No.102)


Shri Saheb Mahada Nagargoje

He filed application claiming pension as Freedom Fighter on the basis


of Arrest Warrant issued against him in file No.Nil outward No. 217 dated 2
Bahman 1357 Fasli equivalent to 02 December 1947 and produced Xerox
copy signed by Executive Magistrate as True copy which shows that Xerox
copy was issued one Ramrao Madhavrao. In Writ Petition No. 4488 of 1994
filed by Kisan Nagargoje and others including Saheb Mahada Nagargoje and
others , direction was given for expeditious decision. Alongwith the
application warrant/ letter was produced which is not signed as true copy by
anybody. He had also filed affidavit of Raosaheb Narayan Kokate. In
Addition he also filed affidavits of Freedom Fighter Bhimrao Umaji Bangar
and Sahebrao Sanap out of which Bangar was absconding for nine months and
Sanap was absconding for two years.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 08.10.1998 stated that


warrant was verified through Tahsildar and Tahsildar informed that the copy
was issued from his office but original record is not available and as such copy
cannot be verified in the absence of original record and did not recommend his
case. However, thereafter in different ink it is added that he has filed affidavits
of Bhimrao Umaji Bangar and Sahebrao Ganpati Sanap and his case is fit for
sanction. This portion is added in the handwriting of then President Shri
Babsaheb Bangar and one of the Member has objected that warrant copy is
not certified and is not reliable and out of two Freedom fighters one is not
qualified.

The Additional Collector by his letter Dated 07.11.1999 to the Deputy


Secretary informed that original record was not available and Zilla Gaurav
Samiti has not given positive recommendation and his case is not fit for
sanction. From this letter of Additional Collector dated 07.11.1999 it appears
clear that on the minutes of 07.11.1999 the two lines and added in ink in the
hand writing of the President afterwards and not in the meeting of 08.10.1998
because in that case the Additional Collector would have not stated in his
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letter dated 07.11.1999 that the Zilla Gaurav Samiti has not given positive
recommendation.

The High Power Committee considered his case and referred to the
copy of warrant and stated further that his name appeared in the warrant and it
is in connection with Hyderabad Freedom Movement and therefore sanctioned
the claim.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded and


referred to the Warrant copy produced and produce certificate of his son
having pass matric to show his present age.

The case depends on the reliability of warrant in file No.Nil Outward


No. 217 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli (2.12.1947). The alleged original warrant
is in the file received from the Tahasildar Patoda deposited with the Collector
office Beed. The signatures on this warrant is entirely different from the
signature found on the undisputed correspondence and office notes signed by
the same Tahasildar in the same file and it does not tally at all with the
signature on warrants in the file of police station Ambajogai and Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai of the warrants contained in file of
Tahasildar Patoda. The Commission has also received report of the
handwriting expert to this effect.

From the note placed before the High Power Committee it is clear that
the verification was done from the copy as the original record was not
available in the office of the Tahasildar Patoda. The reference to the sanction
of pension to Raosaheb Narayan Kokate was irrelevant. The High Power
Committee was probably conscious that on the basis of the warrant sanction
may not be proper and therefore it was added to the note that he had also filed
affidavits of two freedom fighters sentenced to two years imprisonment.
However, it is clear from the first page of the High Power Committee note that
only one freedom fighter who filed supporting affidavit namely Sahebrao
Ganapati Sanap was qualified as he was reported to be absconding for two
years and the other two freedom fighters namely Raosaheb Narayan Kokate
and Bimrao Umaji were not qualified to file supporting affidavits.
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The report of verification was in respect of warrant Outward No.218


dated 12 Bahman 1357 Fasli ( 12.12.1947) and not regarding warrant
Outward No. 217 of which copy was filed along with the application of
Sahebrao Mahada Nagargoje.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti had also not given positive recommendation
and the Chairman had added in different ink that in view of two affidavits filed
the case is fit for sanction. As pointed out earlier this was added afterwards in
view of the letter of the Additional Collector dated 7.11.1999. The High
Power Committee note also states on page one that there is no positive
recommendation of Zilla Gaurav Samiti and it has asked the Government to
take decision at higher level.

Moreover in view of the fact that the warrant on the basis of which he
claimed pension is found to be forged in view of the suspicious signatures
which suspicion has been confirmed by the report of handwriting expert, the
Commission finds that the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits are wrongfully
granted and deserve to be cancelled forthwith and recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 123 (Respondent No.123)


Shri Rakhamaji Genu Mane (deceased) L.R. Widow Muktabai

Shri Rakhamaji Genu Mane (deceased) represented by wife.

He filed application on 30.7.1990 on the basis of warrant of arrest


issued against him in file No. 205/ 1357 Fasli outward No. 290 dated 24
Ispinder 1357 Fasli equivalent to 24th January 1948.

He produced photocopy of warrant and verification was sought by


Collector, Beed from Tahasildar Patoda. The Tahsildar reported that the copy
was not given by his office. The Collector called report from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Gevrai who reported that copy was issued from his
office on the basis of application No. 538 of 1990 but the original record is not
traceable in his office, therefore cannot be verified.

Because the claim of Rakhmaji Genu Mane and 5 others was not
settled by the Government for long time they filed writ petition No. 3337/97 in
the High Court Bench, Aurangabad wherein directions were issued for early
disposal of their application, so Zilla Gaurav Samiti was asked to give its
recommendation on the application.

In the meeting dated 14.2.1997 Zilla Gaurav Samiti observed that from
the verification of Tahasil Patoda dated 13.2.1997 it is clear that copy of
warrant is not issued from his office but Judicial Magistrate First Class Gevrai
vide letter dated 13.2.1997 informed that the copies of warrant are issued from
his office but original is not available so authenticity of certified copy can not
be confirmed. For want of proof of truthfulness and correctness of the copy of
warrants the Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not recommend and asked the
Government to take final decision in the matter at Government level.

Before the High Power Committee a common note was put up in


respect of six persons i.e.

File Case No. 123 Rakhamaji Genu Mane (Deceased) L.R. by his widow
Muktabai

File Case No. 124 (Respondent No.124)


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Shri Bajirao Bapurao Shinde (deceased) represented by Tulsabai

File Case No. 125 (Respondent No.125)


Shrimati Shevantabai Namdeo Surwase (deceased) represented by husband
Sheshnath, (Namdeo Sakharam Surwase who also died subsequently )

File Case No. 126 (Respondent No.126)


Shri Asruba Dhondiba Mhatre

File Case No. 127 (Respondent No.127)


Shri Asruba Tatyaba Dubale

File Case No. 128 (Respondent No.128)


Shri Mohanlal Chandulal Patni

who had filed writ petition No. 3337 of 94 wherein it was mentioned
that the claim of Rakhmaji Genu Mane, Smt. Shewantabai Namdeo Survase
and Ashruba Dhondiba Mhatre is rejected and intimation was given on
31.8.1994. The note further suggested that the claim of Bajirao Bapurao
Shinde (deceased) LR by his widow Tulsabai (File No. 124) and Ashruba
Tatyaba Dubale (File No. 127) be rejected as their names are not in the
warrant. However, the claim of Mohanlal Chandulal Patni (File No. 128) be
granted as his name is in the warrant. This note was approved upto the level of
under secretary and when the files were put up before the deputy secretary he
asked for verification of warrants from the Collector. On receipt of report, note
put up for rejection of all six claims, was approved on 28.12.1991.

Again note was put up for sanction of pension upto the level of
Sabhapati whereafter Chief Minister’s office asked clarification on certain
points vide endorsement dated 25.6.1996 and after making the clarification
pension was sanctioned on 26.6.1997 to all six petitioners in the writ petition.

Rakhamaji Genu Mane appeared before Mane Committee on


17.2.2003 and stated that warrant was issued against him. By the time the
matter came before the Commission Rakhmaji Mane was no more and his
widow did not file any affidavit.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
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initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed


correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 124 (Respondent No.124)


Shri Bajirao Bapurao Bapuji Shinde (deceased) L.R. Widow Tulsabai

He filed application on 27.9.1990 on the basis of warrant of arrest


issued against him in file No. 205/ 1357 Fasli outward No. 290 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli equivalent to 24th January 1948.

He produced photocopy of warrant and verification was sought by


Collector, Beed from Tahasildar Patoda. The Tahsildar reported that the copy
was not given by his office. The Collector called report from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Gevrai who reported that copy was issued from his
office on the basis of application No. 538 of 1990 but the original record is not
traceable in his office, therefore cannot be verified.

Because the claim of Bajirao Bapurao Shinde and 5 others was not
settled by the Government for long time they filed writ petition No. 3337/97 in
the High Court Bench, Aurangabad wherein directions were issued for early
disposal of their application, so Zilla Gaurav Samiti was asked to give its
recommendation on the application.

In the meeting dated 14.2.1997 Zilla Gaurav Samiti observed that from
the verification of Tahasil Patoda dated 13.2.1997 it is clear that copy of
warrant is not issued from his office but Judicial Magistrate First Class Gevrai
vide letter dated 13.2.1997 informed that the copies of warrant are issued from
his office but original is not available so authenticity of certified copy can not
be confirmed. For want of proof of truthfulness and correctness of the copy of
warrants the Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not recommend and asked the
Government to take final decision in the matter at Government level.

Before the High Power Committee a common note was put up in


respect of six persons i.e.

File Case No. 123 Rakhamaji Genu Mane (Deceased) L.R. by his widow
Muktabai

File Case No. 124 (Respondent No.124)


Shri Bajirao Bapurao Shinde (deceased) represented by Tulsabai
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File Case No. 125 (Respondent No.125)


Shrimati Shevantabai Namdeo Surwase (deceased) represented by husband
Sheshnath, (Namdeo Sakharam Surwase who also died subsequently )

File Case No. 126 (Respondent No.126)


Shri Asruba Dhondiba Mhatre

File Case No. 127 (Respondent No.127)


Shri Asruba Tatyaba Dubale

File Case No. 128 (Respondent No.128)


Shri Mohanlal Chandulal Patni

who had filed writ petition No. 3337 of 94 wherein it was mentioned
that the claim of Rakhmaji Genu Mane, Smt. Shewantabai Namdeo Survase
and Ashruba Dhondiba Mhatre is rejected and intimation was given on
31.8.1994. The note further suggested that the claim of Bajirao Bapurao
Shinde (deceased) LR by his widow Tulsabai (File No. 124) and Ashruba
Tatyaba Dubale (File No. 127) be rejected as their names are not in the
warrant. However, the claim of Mohanlal Chandulal Patni (File No. 128) be
granted as his name is in the warrant. This note was approved upto the level of
under secretary and when the files were put up before the deputy secretary he
asked for verification of warrants from the Collector. On receipt of report, note
put up for rejection of all six claims, was approved on 28.12.1991.

Again note was put up for sanction of pension upto the level of
Sabhapati whereafter Chief Minister’s office asked clarification on certain
points vide endorsement dated 25.6.1996 and after making the clarification
pension was sanctioned on 26.6.1997 to all six petitioners in the writ petition.

On 8.4.2003 Devidas Nana Kadam reported Mane Committee that


Bajirao Bapurao Shinde died on 29.3.2003. No affidavit filed by Tulsabai
widow of Bajirao before Commission.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
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and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 126 (Respondent No.126)


Shri Ashruba Dhondiba Mhatre

He filed application on 31.1.1996 on the basis of warrant of arrest


issued against him in file No. 205/ 1357 Fasli outward No. 290 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli equivalent to 24th January 1948.

He produced photocopy of warrant and verification was sought by


Collector, Beed from Tahasildar Patoda. The Tahsildar reported that the copy
was not given by his office. The Collector called report from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Gevrai who reported that copy was issued from his
office on the basis of application No. 538 of 1990 but the original record is not
traceable in his office, therefore cannot be verified.

Because the claim of Ashruba Dhondiba Mhatre and 5 others was not
settled by the Government for long time they filed writ petition No. 3337/97 in
the High Court Bench, Aurangabad wherein directions were issued for early
disposal of their application, so Zilla Gaurav Samiti was asked to give its
recommendation on the application.

In the meeting dated 14.2.1997 Zilla Gaurav Samiti observed that from
the verification of Tahasil Patoda dated 13.2.1997 it is clear that copy of
warrant is not issued from his office but Judicial Magistrate First Class Gevrai
vide letter dated 13.2.1997 informed that the copies of warrant are issued from
his office but original is not available so authenticity of certified copy can not
be confirmed. For want of proof of truthfulness and correctness of the copy of
warrants the Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not recommend and asked the
Government to take final decision in the matter at Government level.

Before the High Power Committee a common note was put up in


respect of six persons i.e.

File Case No. 123 Rakhamaji Genu Mane (Deceased) L.R. by his widow
Muktabai

File Case No. 124 (Respondent No.124)


Shri Bajirao Bapurao Shinde (deceased) represented by Tulsabai
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File Case No. 125 (Respondent No.125)


Shrimati Shevantabai Namdeo Surwase (deceased) represented by husband
Sheshnath, (Namdeo Sakharam Surwase who also died subsequently )

File Case No. 126 (Respondent No.126)


Shri Asruba Dhondiba Mhatre

File Case No. 127 (Respondent No.127)


Shri Asruba Tatyaba Dubale

File Case No. 128 (Respondent No.128)


Shri Mohanlal Chandulal Patni

who had filed writ petition No. 3337 of 94 wherein it was mentioned
that the claim of Rakhmaji Genu Mane, Smt. Shewantabai Namdeo Survase
and Ashruba Dhondiba Mhatre is rejected and intimation was given on
31.8.1994. The note further suggested that the claim of Bajirao Bapurao
Shinde (deceased) LR by his widow Tulsabai (File No. 124) and Ashruba
Tatyaba Dubale (File No. 127) be rejected as their names are not in the
warrant. However, the claim of Mohanlal Chandulal Patni (File No. 128) be
granted as his name is in the warrant. This note was approved upto the level of
under secretary and when the files were put up before the deputy secretary he
asked for verification of warrants from the Collector. On receipt of report, note
put up for rejection of all six claims, was approved on 28.12.1991.

Again note was put up for sanction of pension upto the level of
Sabhapati whereafter Chief Minister’s office asked clarification on certain
points vide endorsement dated 25.6.1996 and after making the clarification
pension was sanctioned on 26.6.1997 to all six petitioners in the writ petition.

He appeared before Mane Committee on 17.2.2003 and stated that


warrant was issued against him, and he supplied breads for 7-8 months to
inhabitants on hill.

In his affidavit dated 30.11.2005 before Commission there is no


mention of any activity in struggle against Nizam.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
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Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 127 (Respondent No.127)


Shri Ashruba Tatyaba Dubale

He filed application on 27.9.1990 on the basis of warrant of arrest


issued against him in file No. 205/ 1357 Fasli outward No. 290 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli equivalent to 24th January 1948.

He produced photocopy of warrant and verification was sought by


Collector, Beed from Tahasildar Patoda. The Tahsildar reported that the copy
was not given by his office. The Collector called report from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Gevrai who reported that copy was issued from his
office on the basis of application No. 538 of 1990 but the original record is not
traceable in his office, therefore cannot be verified.

Because the claim of Ashruba Tatyaba Dubale and 5 others was not
settled by the Government for long time they filed writ petition No. 3337/97 in
the High Court Bench, Aurangabad wherein directions were issued for early
disposal of their application, so Zilla Gaurav Samiti was asked to give its
recommendation on the application.

In the meeting dated 14.2.1997 Zilla Gaurav Samiti observed that from
the verification of Tahasil Patoda dated 13.2.1997 it is clear that copy of
warrant is not issued from his office but Judicial Magistrate First Class Gevrai
vide letter dated 13.2.1997 informed that the copies of warrant are issued from
his office but original is not available so authenticity of certified copy can not
be confirmed. For want of proof of truthfulness and correctness of the copy of
warrants the Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not recommend and asked the
Government to take final decision in the matter at Government level.

Before the High Power Committee a common note was put up in


respect of six persons i.e.

File Case No. 123 Rakhamaji Genu Mane (Deceased) L.R. by his widow
Muktabai

File Case No. 124 (Respondent No.124)


Shri Bajirao Bapurao Shinde (deceased) represented by Tulsabai
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File Case No. 125 (Respondent No.125)


Shrimati Shevantabai Namdeo Surwase (deceased) represented by husband
Sheshnath, (Namdeo Sakharam Surwase who also died subsequently )

File Case No. 126 (Respondent No.126)


Shri Asruba Dhondiba Mhatre

File Case No. 127 (Respondent No.127)


Shri Asruba Tatyaba Dubale

File Case No. 128 (Respondent No.128)


Shri Mohanlal Chandulal Patni

who had filed writ petition No. 3337 of 94 wherein it was mentioned
that the claim of Rakhmaji Genu Mane, Smt. Shewantabai Namdeo Survase
and Ashruba Dhondiba Mhatre is rejected and intimation was given on
31.8.1994. The note further suggested that the claim of Bajirao Bapurao
Shinde (deceased) LR by his widow Tulsabai (File No. 124) and Ashruba
Tatyaba Dubale (File No. 127) be rejected as their names are not in the
warrant. However, the claim of Mohanlal Chandulal Patni (File No. 128) be
granted as his name is in the warrant. This note was approved upto the level of
under secretary and when the files were put up before the deputy secretary he
asked for verification of warrants from the Collector. On receipt of report, note
put up for rejection of all six claims, was approved on 28.12.1991.

Again note was put up for sanction of pension upto the level of
Sabhapati whereafter Chief Minister’s office asked clarification on certain
points vide endorsement dated 25.6.1996 and after making the clarification
pension was sanctioned on 26.6.1997 to all six petitioners in the writ petition.

He appeared before Mane Committee on 17.2.2003 and stated that he


is suffering from paralysis attack and has difficulty in hearing and speaking.

He did not file affidavit before Commission. His son filed application
stating that his father is 86 years old and since one year is not in position to
walk and talk and his memory is not working.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
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Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 128 (Respondent No.128)


Shri Mohanlal Chandulal Patni

He filed application on 14.1.1991 on the basis of warrant of arrest


issued against him in file No. 205/ 1357 Fasli outward No. 290 dated 24
Ispinder 1357 Fasli equivalent to 24th January 1948.

He produced photocopy of warrant and verification was sought by


Collector, Beed from Tahasildar Patoda. The Tahsildar reported that the copy
was not given by his office. The Collector called report from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Gevrai who reported that copy was issued from his
office on the basis of application No. 538 of 1990 but the original record is not
traceable in his office, therefore cannot be verified.

Because the claim of Mohanlal Chandulal Patni and 5 others was not
settled by the Government for long time they filed writ petition No. 3337/97 in
the High Court Bench, Aurangabad wherein directions were issued for early
disposal of their application, so Zilla Gaurav Samiti was asked to give its
recommendation on the application.

In the meeting dated 14.2.1997 Zilla Gaurav Samiti observed that from
the verification of Tahasil Patoda dated 13.2.1997 it is clear that copy of
warrant is not issued from his office but Judicial Magistrate First Class Gevrai
vide letter dated 13.2.1997 informed that the copies of warrant are issued from
his office but original is not available so authenticity of certified copy can not
be confirmed. For want of proof of truthfulness and correctness of the copy of
warrants the Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not recommend and asked the
Government to take final decision in the matter at Government level.

Before the High Power Committee a common note was put up in


respect of six persons i.e.

File Case No. 123 Rakhamaji Genu Mane (Deceased) L.R. by his widow
Muktabai

File Case No. 124 (Respondent No.124)


Shri Bajirao Bapurao Shinde (deceased) represented by Tulsabai

File Case No. 125 (Respondent No.125)


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Shrimati Shevantabai Namdeo Surwase (deceased) represented by husband


Sheshnath, (Namdeo Sakharam Surwase who also died subsequently )

File Case No. 126 (Respondent No.126)


Shri Asruba Dhondiba Mhatre

File Case No. 127 (Respondent No.127)


Shri Asruba Tatyaba Dubale

File Case No. 128 (Respondent No.128)


Shri Mohanlal Chandulal Patni

who had filed writ petition No. 3337 of 94 wherein it was mentioned
that the claim of Rakhmaji Genu Mane, Smt. Shewantabai Namdeo Survase
and Ashruba Dhondiba Mhatre is rejected and intimation was given on
31.8.1994. The note further suggested that the claim of Bajirao Bapurao
Shinde (deceased) LR by his widow Tulsabai (File No. 124) and Ashruba
Tatyaba Dubale (File No. 127) be rejected as their names are not in the
warrant. However, the claim of Mohanlal Chandulal Patni (File No. 128) be
granted as his name is in the warrant. This note was approved upto the level of
under secretary and when the files were put up before the deputy secretary he
asked for verification of warrants from the Collector. On receipt of report, note
put up for rejection of all six claims, was approved on 28.12.1991.

Again note was put up for sanction of pension upto the level of
Sabhapati whereafter Chief Minister’s office asked clarification on certain
points vide endorsement dated 25.6.1996 and after making the clarification
pension was sanctioned on 26.6.1997 to all six petitioners in the writ petition.

He appeared before Mane Committee on 17.2.2003 and stated that


warrant was issued against him from Ashti Taluka. He burnt Naka of
Mahartakli and Jalgaon. Nizam police arrested him but union Government
police did firing and in that he was set free.

In his affidavit dated 30.11.2005 filed before Commission he did not


state about any activity undertaken in struggle against Nizam.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
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Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to the case of warrant Outward No. 205
21 Isfander 1357 F. Reference is made to it to show that even that warrant is
forged.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 133 (Respondent No. 133 )


Shri Tanhaji Bapu Sanap

He filed application dated Nil Outward No. 101 14 Behman 1357 F


(13.12.1947) in from No. 8 stated that he took part in the movement against
Nijam Government and arrest warrant was issued against him. He produced
zerox copy of the warrant which is signed as true copy by Head Master of one
school and the zerox shows it was issued by Patoda Tahsil Office.

In response to the enquiry made from the Collector Beed, he informed


the deputy secretary by letter dated 24.5.1990 that the warrant was sent for
verifiacation to deputy superintendent of police, Aurangabad who informed
that entry of warrant was not in the record of the crime branch.

Record of Zilla Gaurav Samiti is not in file but there is report in the
note to High Power Committee that Zilla Gaurav Samiti had recommended the
case.

The High Power Committee examined the matter in view of the note
put up that he has produced a copy of warrant and necessary orders be issued
after which further note was made that before disbursement of pension the
warrant be got verified.

Further note was put up that in view of the report of Deputy


superintendent of police, crime branch, Aurangabad the pension has not been
disbursed. It was further pointed that since the deputy superintendent of police
crime branch has informed that the warrant is not genuine the pension should
not be disbursed.

It appears from the further note that thereafter a report was called from
the District collector, Beed and after referring to the correspondence
superintendent of Police at Georai. It was stated that the warrant was verified
as informed by the superintendent of police Beed by letter dated 19.12.1996
that the name of Tanaji Sanap was in the warrant and therefore pension
already sanctioned be disbursed.
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In his statement recorded by Mane Committee he merely stated to have


provided Bhakari (breads) to freedom fighters and collected secret
information.

In the affidavit filed before the Commission he did not stick up to the
statement recorded by Mane Committee.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.Nil


Outward No. 101 dated 14 Bahman 1357 Fasli (14.12.1947) of which he
produced copy He has produced certified copy of the so called warrant on
record. The alleged original warrant is received from Collector office Beed in
files pertaining to Patoda Tahsil. The signature on this warrant is entirely
different from the signature found on the undisputed correspondence/office
notes signed by the same Tahasildar and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants contained in the file of police station Ambajogai and
of the warrants received from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai as
well as other warrants in file of Tahsildar Patoda as discussed separately in the
part of this report on warrant cases. Thus the warrant not being genuine he is
not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and be
cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 147 (Respondent No.147)


Shri Kashinath Sakharam Kadpe

He filed application for grant of pension on 31.1.1990 stating that he


worked as undeground freedom fighter.

He has filed affidavit dated 17.03.1990 wherein he stated that there


was arrest warrant against him datd 24th Isfander 1357 bearing file No.205. He
has produced Xerox copy of warrant in file No. 205 Outward No. 209 dated 27
Isfander 1357 F i.e. dated 24.01.1948. He has filed affidavit of 10.04.1997
wherein it is stated that warrant was issued against him and after securing
copy of the warrant from the Court he has filed application. The copy
produced is a Xerox copy and its translation is also produced which shows that
there were about more than 200 names.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti recommended his case for grant of pension
stating that the warrant cannot be relied upon but some persons whose names
are in the warrant have already been grantd pension and therefore his case
deseve to be considered and Committee recommends grant of pension.

The Additional Collector however noted that original record of the


warrant is not available in the court and copy is not secured from the Court by
payment of fees and he has not complied with the Government Resolution
dated 4.7.1995.

The High Power Committee also considered the case as some persons
named in the warrant have been granted pension and his name appeared in the
warrant.
He appeared before Mane Committee and his statement was recorded
wherein he stated that arrest warrant was issued and in the affidavit filed
before the Commission also referred to the warrant.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
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and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 151(Respondent No.151)


Shrimati Sunderabai Bhagwan Rakh
Shri Bhagwan Dhondiba Rakh.(deceased) represented by wife
Sundarabad.

Application was filed by Smt. Sundrabai on 05.03.1990. The claim is


based on warrant issued against Bhagwant Dhondiba Rakh by the Tahasildar
Padoda in file No.21/ 1357 Fasli outwad No. 270 dated 15 Behman 1357 Fasli
equivalent to 15 December 1947 and only Xerox copy is produced The
warrant copy signed by Notary as true copy and the endorsement on copy
shows that it was issued to one Sampatlal Narayan Das of Patoda by
Tahasildar Patoda.

The District Collector, Beed wrote to Tahasildar Patoda letter of


verification of warrant on 27.08.1997 making specific query and enclosing
copy of warrant and list of 45 persons. The Tahasildar reported on 12.11.1997
names of 25 persons appeared in the list and names of 20 persons are not there
(However the translation of warrant contains 85 names). However the name
of Bhagwan Dhondiba Rakh is there.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti referred to the report of the Tahasildar and
stated that though original record/ original record is not available in the
Tahasildar’s Office, the Committee is satisfied about the role of the person in
the freedom movement and recommended his case. The Member
Scretary/Additional Collector, recorded that he does not agree with the
recommendation.

The Additional Collector wrote to Deputy Secretary dated 15th


September 1998 that the warrant cannot be relied upon, and there is no
compliance with the Government Resolution dated 04.07.1995.

The Deputy Chief Minister recommended for sanction of pension in


this case whereon member secretary High Power Committee endorsed to put
up with recommendation of Deputy Chief Minister and inform him after
sanction.
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The High Power Committee noted that the name of husband of


Sundraba is in the warrant and pension was sanctioned as the Member
Secretary made endorsement that there is recommendation from the Deputy
Chief Minister and recommendation of the Zilla Gaurav Samiti.

She appeared before Mane Committee, naturally she had no personal


knowledge about the activities of her husband. She has also filed affidavits
before the Commission but obviously she had no personal knowledge about
activities of her husband.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli (15.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed pertaining to
Patoda Tahsil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the
signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants contained in the file of police station Ambejogai,
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai and other the warrants
contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in the separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 12.11.1997 of Tahsildar Patoda addressed to the


Collector Beed to the effect that out of 45 names given in the list name of 25
persons only are in the copy of warrant and other 20 names are not found
therein further strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 152 (Respondent No.152)


Shri Bhagwan Shivram Sanap

He applied for pesion on the basis of warrant issued against him. The
Xerox copy of warrant produced is in respect of warrant alleged to have been
issued by Tahasildar Patoda in file No.21 outward No.204 dated 17 Isfander
1357 Fasli equivalent to 17.01.1948. The Xerox copy is signed by the
Assistant Superintendent, Patoda Court with endorsement “This xerox copy is
true copy of copy issued by Georai Court”.

In addition he has also filed affidavit of Anna Eknath Telap and Sona
Ramam Jaybhay dated 05.09.1997 and 05.02.1997. In his own affidavit dated
12.07.1997 he named these two freedom fighers for the first time. In the
affidavits of Anna Eknath Telap and Sona Ramam Jaybhay is name is added
in typed affidavit.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti recommended ( there is no date on this


proceeding) the case for grant of pension without any specific comments
stating that they are satisfied about his involvement in freedom movement.

However on record another proceeding of th Zilla Gaurav samiti dated


02.07.1990 in which it is stated that he has filed affidavits of Vishvarao
Devrao Rakh, Anna Eknath Telap and Sona rama Jaybhay and the copy of
warrant is obtained from the Gevrai Court by payment of fees in regular
course and the Georai Court has verified the warrant and its original record is
available. The copy was issued to one Shankar Doke from Georai Court, so
the claim was recommended. However one of the member P.V.Joshi differed
stating that there is doubt regarding his age.

The verification letter of the Civil Judge referred to dated 19.12.1997.

The Additional Collector and Member Secretary reported to the


Deputy secretary on 15.07.1998 that there is no compliance with Government
Resolution dated 04.07.1995 and it is not known whether the warrant is
connected with the freedom movement.
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The High Power Committee accepted the recommendation of Zilla


Gaurav Samiti and copy of warrant and sanctioned the claim.

He appeared before Mane Committee and his statement was recordd in


which he stated that he cut shindi trees along with 150 other persons and was
working at Kharada camp. He specifically stated that he does not know Anna
Eknath Telap and Sona Rama Jaybhay.

The case depend entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 204 dated 17 Isfandar 1357 Fasli (17.1.1948). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Gevrai Court. The signatures
on this warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signature
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
person i.e. Tahasildar, Patoda and also is not at all talling with the signature
on warrants in the file of police station Ambajogai the warrants contained in
file of Tahasildar Patoda and even on other warrants received from Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. This is apparent to the naked eye and is
confirmed by the expert opinion. The general observations made in separate
part of this report on warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case. Thus
the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied
benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the
Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 153 (Respondent No.153)


Shri Mahadeo Tukaram Sanap (deceased) represented by wife Prayagbai.

Mahadeo Tukaram Sanap applied on 20.07.1990 for grant of pension


on the basis of arrest warrant issued against him. In the application no
particular act is stated.

He produced Xerox copy of warrant alleged to have been issued by


Tahasildar Patoda in file No. 21/10 outward No.126 dated 16 Amardad 1357
Fasli equivalent to 16th June 1948.

In his affidavit dated 20th July 1990 he statd that he worked under
Waman Vaze at Dongri camp and he used to move village in tricolour flag
and took part in burning Karodgiri Naka and therefore warrant was issued, and
so he was underground. One Mahadev Tukaram Tatya Sanap who was
working withim him, filed supporting affidavit stating that M.T.Sanap worked
with him in the incidents of burning patwari office. Sopan Ganapati Sanap als
filed similar affidavit dated 12.07.1990. Xerox copy of warrant with list of 21
persons was sent for verification by the Collector Beed to the Tahasildar
Patoda with specific query and in reply dated 15.01.1997 the Tahasildar
informed that original record is not in his office and out of the list of 21
persons and in addition to 21 persons there are other names in the warrant.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 09.03.1999 referred to the
copy of warrant and its translation in marathi and the affidavit of freedom
fighters viz. Mahadev tatya Sanap and did not give positive recommendation
as original record was not available. The word Nahi (No) has been scrored
out and it is added in handwriting obviously of Chairman and with the same
pen this verification shows that warrant is connected with Hyderabad Freedom
Movemnet and therefore is a proper case for recommendation. After scoring
out the word “No” word proper fit (Yogya) added.

In the letter dated 20.03.1999 the Additional Colector, Beed wrote to


the Section Officer that the verification is done from the copy and not from the
original record and therefore the verification report cannot be relied upon.
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The High Power Committee, however, accepted the recommendation


stating that copy of warrant is issued from th Original record after charging
proper fees and the warrant is connected with Hyderabad Movement. The
Under Secretary however noted that warrant is not verifired, yet persion was
sanctioned.

He appeared before the Mane Committee and stated that entire work of
getting pension done by sahebrao Sanap and he himself does not know about it
and he also does not know which other freedom fighers recommended his
case. He does not know whether Xerox copy is filed. He stated that he will
produce certified copy within 8 days which he never produced. He is residing
at Theur from last 40 to 45 years and for the last 15 years he is residing at
village. Since he is no more his widow filed affidavit before the Commission
and obviously she has no personal knowledge.

The Commission received in all 29 original warrants from three


different sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/10
Outward No. 126 dated 16 Amardad 1357 Fasli, copy whereof is produced and
relied upon in this case is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29
warrants received are found to be forged and false by the Commission as
discussed is separate part of this report on warrant cases for the reasons given
thereunder how can a copy of warrant, original whereof is not in existence can
be believed to be genuine and true.

The report dated 15.1.1997 of Tahsildar Patoda to the effect that the
copy of warrarnt contains more names than 21 names given in the list further
strengthen doubt about genuiness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 154 (Respondent No.154)


Shri Nivruti Tatyaba Adsul (Deceased) represented by wife Prayagbai
Nivruti Adsule.

Application is filed by Prayagbai in her capacity as widow of Nivruti


Tatya R/o Bensur in the form 8. In the affidavit she has stated that her
husband took part in the Hyderabad Freedom Movement and another form
filed with affidavit she stated that her husband was working undeground and
warrant was issued against him. The copy is not signed by anybody. She has
produced translation of the warrant. Report of the Tahasildar was called by
the Under Secretary and Tahasildar reported on 13.08.1998 that there is name
of Nivruti Tatyaba in the warrant and it is connectd with the freedom
movement of Hyderabad, the entire record is submitted to the office of
Collector, Beed and there is no original record available and as such
verification is done from copy of warrant. Verification done from the copy
of warrant is of no assistance. The copy produced is warrant in file No. 71
1357 F Outward No. 407 2 Baheman 1357 F i.e. 2.12.1947

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 referred the
copy of warrant and reportl of the Police Superintendent stating that original
recod is not available and further pointed out that it is in connection with the
Hyderabad Freedom Movement and the name of the said person is in the
warrant but in the absence of original record the warrant copy cannot be relied
upon, however, the Zilla Gaurav Samiti is satisfied that the deceased Nivruti
was involved in the Hyderabad Freedom Movement and so recommended the
case.

The Member Secretary and Additional Collector, recoreded that he


does not agree with the recommendation and one of the member P.V.Joshi
also stated that there is no verification of the warrant.

The Additional Collector wrote on 15.7.1998 to Under Secretary and


reported that the warrant copy is not reliable as it is not verified from the
original and he does not comply with the Government Resolution dated
4.7.1995.
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However, the High Power committee stated in the note that in warrant
copy filed, the name of Nivruti there though the original record is not
available, as it is in connection with the Hyderabad Freedom Movement as
stated by the Tahasildar and Zilla Gaurav Samiti has recommended and
therefore the pension was sanctioned. The Under Secretary had mentioned
that there is no verification of the warrant.

Before Mane Committee Prayagbai appeared and she has obviously no


personal knowledge.

She filed affidavit before the commission which is of no assitance as


she got no personal knowledge of the activities of her husband.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 F (2.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Ambejogai Police
Station. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai and
warrant contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda.

It does not tally even with other warrants received from Ambajogai
Police Station. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in the separate part on warrant cases
of this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 156 (Respondent No.156)


Shri Kisan Gunaji Wanwe

He applied for pension on 12.8.1986 as freedom fighter on the basis of


arrest warrant alleged to have been issued by the Tahasildar Patoda bearing
filed No. 101/1357 Fasli Outward No. 190 dated the 14 Behman 1357 Fasli
equivalent to dated 14th Decembet 1947.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti stated that the matter may be placed before
the Government for decision at higher level and thereafter the Chairma has
added in his handwriting that it is 50 years old record and original reord is not
available. His father died in the freedom movement.

The Member Secretary and Additional Collector did not agree with the
recommendation.

The Additional Collector wrote to the Section Officer dated 28.2.1998


that the warrant could not be verified and there is no compliance of
Government Resolution dated 4.7.1995.

The High Power Committee however, sanctioned pension stating that


the name of Kisan appeared in the warrant and Zilla Gaurav Samiti has
recommened. The Under Secretary however, stated that there is no
verification of the warrant.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded and


in that he stated that he attended the meeting against Nizam Government. His
father was killed in the firing and there was warrant issued against him. He
did not attend any school and there is no evidence of his date of birth.

Before Commission he filed affidavit referring to the warrant and


stating that he is son of Gunaji and he was absconding for 10 to 11 months.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.


101/1357 Onward No. 190 dated 14 Bahman 1357 Fasli (14.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed
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pertaining to Patoda Tahsil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different


from the signatures found on the undisputed correspondence and office notes
signed by the same Tahasildar and it also is not at all tallying with signature
on the warrants in the file of Police Station Ambajogai, in file of Zilla
Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and even on other warrants in file of
Patoda Tahsil. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case. Thus the warrant not being
reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve
to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends
accordingly.
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File Case No. 160 (Respondent No.160 ) (Warrant)


Shri Jijaba Dashrath Khote (Deceased ) represented by wife
Smt. Tarabai Jijaba Khote

Filed application for pension as underground freedom fighter stating


that he worked under Aashraji Ravji Jagatap and from 1942 he is working as
congress party worker. He also workd under Morarji Desai and Swami
Ramanand Tirth. He produced Xerox copy of warrant in which there is no
Outward number , No file number and his name is at Sr. No.10 . The copy is
not signed by anybody as true copy.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti stated that there is no report of verfication of


warrant in the file.

The High Power Committee referrd to the warrant and the fact that the
Collector Beed had sent warrant for verification to Aurangabad Crime branch
which informed that the copy is not as per any record and the original record is
not available. However, from the copy it appears that it was issued by
Tahasildar Patoda and copy was given to him by the Tahasil office. In the
zerox copy his name is seen.

Note states further that the matter was discussed with the Member
Secretary and the Member Secretary stated that if original is not available in
any office and the copy is given to him by the Tahasil office then the
Government should take a policy decision since the matter is peding from the
year 1990. The pension be sanctioned. There are number of recommendation
letters in the file.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not recommended the case as can be seen
from the very first note put up before the High Power Committee. It is stated
in the note that Zilla Gaurav Samiti, Beed did not recommend the case. He has
filed warrant with marathi transalation (photo copy).

He did not produce any copy signed even as true copy by any authority
and only produced zerox copy as stated in the above note.

However, after having placed note to reject his application, further note
was put up that since he has produced warrant along with application, the
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warrant be considered as sufficient and pension be sanctioned to him from the


date of the application. This statement was on the basis of zerox copy.

After the above said order of sanction further note was put up that the
sanction was subject to verification of the warrant. The warrant was sent for
verification to Collector, Beed who in turn forwarded it to Crime Branch,
Aurangabad and the Crime Branch, Aurangabad has reported that there is no
entry in their record. The Collector, Beed also stated that there is no entry of
the warrant in any Government receord. Thus pension was sanctioned before
deciding the entitlement as if it was a legal

Thereafter further note was put up that the warrant appears to have
been issued by Patoda Tahsildar and verification be done through Tahasil
Patoda. It is further stated that the Tahsildar Patoda mentioned that the copy of
warrant is issued from the Tahsil office. However original record of the
warrant was not available in his office and the original record has been
submitted to the Collector office. The note further states that record was sent
by the Tahasildar to the Collector office. The warrant copy was verified
through some person knowing Urdu. There was no verification from original
record.

It is further stated that there was discussion with the Member Secretary
of High Power Committee and the Member Secretary expressed during
discussion that if the original record is not available from any office but the
copy produced is issued from Tahsil office and if it was certified by the said
office and name appears in it, then in such cases pension can be sanctioned
and the Government can take such a stand. The name of Dajiba Dashrath
Khote appears in the warrant (copy). However original record of the same is
not available.

It is pertinent to point out here that it was clear from the note that the
original record had been submitted to the Collector office and verification
could have been done by making reference to the Collector.

He also produced number of recommendation letters from different


persons which are in the file. The case however depends on the reliability of
the warrant as the claim was based on his specific contention that the arrest
warrant was issued against him during Hyderabad Freedom Movement.
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The Commission has secured certain records of Urdu warrants after


issuing summons to almost all police stations, Courts of Judicial Magistrate
First Class and Tahsil offices in Beed district and Court secured three different
sets, one from Tahsil Office Patoda, one from Judicial Magistrate First Class
Court, Georai and one from Ambajogai Police Station.

The Commission also found some correspondence in the file of


Tahsildar Patoda. It was received from Collector Office, after informing the
Collector office that the Tasildar has been writing that the original record was
deposited with the Collector office and unless it is destroyed according to
rules, the same be produced or the Commission be informed that it is
destroyed according to rules.

The Commission checked the original warrants and found even


signatures there on suspicious and noted other suspicious circumstances. The
Commission has stated in detail the reasons for suspicion in a separate part of
this report and in view of this suspicion, the warrants were sent to the hand
writing experts along with certain correspondence and office notes bearing the
undisputed signatures of the same Tahsildar found in the same file of Tahsil
Patoda. The signatures on the warrants received from all the three sources
were not tallying with the signatures on the undisputed correspondence and
office notes and were also not tallying intense and even with the signatures on
warrants received from the same source. The suspicion felt by the Commission
was confirmed by the expert.

In this case the warrant of which copy is produced is not seen in any of
the so called original record and when the so called original warrants are
found to be forged, no question arises of relying on the copy of which original
is not available anywhere.

The Commission therefore is of the considered view that he is not


entitled to Sanmanpatra and allied benefits and the same granted to him
deserve to be and be cancelled and recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 162 (Respondent No.162) (WARRANT)


Shri Kashinathrao Ganapati Aghav (Deceased) represented by wife
Shrimati Samindrabai Kashinathrao Aghav

He filed application for grant of pension on 20.7.1990 on the ground


that in Hyderabad freedom movement arrest warrant was issued against him
bearing outward No.217 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli equivalent to 2nd
December 1947. He has produced Xerox copy of warrant signed by Special
Executive Magistrate. This true copy signed by Special Executive Magistrate
is itself a copy of Xerox copy which is claimed to be a certified copy and on
the said Xerox copy the Nazir cum COC of Patoda Court made following
endorsement “ verified that the Xerox copy is true copy of copy issued by
Tahasildar Patoda as on 17.9.1986”. The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting
dated 29.1.1999 referred to the copy of warrant and its translation and the fact
that the original record was not available as reported by Tahasildar Patoda and
did not gave any positive recommendation.

The Additional Collector wrote to the Section Officer on 20.3.1999


that the original is not availableand he has also not complied with the
Government Resolution of 4.7.1995. The High Power Committee has
sanctioned. However, the Under Secretary in his note noted that the warrant is
not verified.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.Nil


Outward No. 217 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli (2.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Tahasildar Patoda deposited
with the Collector office Beed. The signatures on this warrant is entirely
different from the signature found on the undisputed correspondence and
office notes signed by the same Tahasildar in the same file and it does not
tallying at all with the signature on warrants in the file of police station
Ambejogai and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai of the warrants
contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda. The Commission has also received
report of the handwriting expert to this effect. Thus the warrant not being
reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve
to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends
accordingly.
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File Case No. 163 (Respondent No.163)


Shri Trimbak Nathu Khedkar

He applied for grant of pension on 20.7.1990 on the ground that in


Hyderabad freedom movement arrest warrant was issued against him bearing
file No.21/10 outward No.126 dated 16 Amarda 1357 fasli equivalent to 16th
June 1948. He produced only Xerox copy of warrant.

The Collector, Beed wrote to the Tahasildar Patoda on 3.9.1997 to


verify the warrant and Tahasildar submitted report that original record is not
available in his office. In the translation his name appear at Sr.No.16.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not give any positive recommendation in
its meeting dated 29.1.1999.

The Collector, Beed wrote to the Goernment on 20.03.1999 that there


is no compliance with the Government Resolution dated 4.7.1995 and the
warrant copy is also not reliable.

The High Power Committee on 4.10.1999 sanctioned the pension.

He appeared before Mane Committee and stated that he was working


at Dongri Camp and was supplying bhakari. No warrant was issued against
him.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No. 21/10
Outward No. 126 dated 16 Amardad 1357 Fasli (16.6.1948).

The Commission received in all 29 original warrants from three


different sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/10
Outward No. 126 dated 16 Amardad 1357 Fasli, copy whereof is produced and
relied upon in this case is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29
warrants received are found to be forged and false by the Commission as
discussed is separate part of this report on warrant cases for the reasons given
thereunder how can a copy of warrant, original whereof is not in existence can
be believed to be genuine and true.
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The report dated 15.1.1997 of Tahsildar Patoda to the effect that the
copy of warrarnt contains more names than 21 names given in the list further
strengthen doubt about genuiness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 169 (Respondent No.169)


Shri Namdeo Digamber Bangar

Namdeo Digamber Bangar applied for grant of pension on 23.6.1990


on the basis of arrest warrant alleged to have been issued against him by
Tahasildar Patoda in file No.21/2/1357 Fasli outward No.214 dated Nil. He
produced Xerox copy of warrant attested by Executive Magistrate. The copy
itself is a copy of copy issued by the Police Inspector, Ambajogai.

The District Collector, Beed wrote to the police inspector Ambejogai


on 26.07.1997 to verify the warrant copy by sending a copy and list of 60
persons making specific query. The Police Sub-Inspector wrote to the
Collector on 3.10.1997 that on verification of 60 names 27 similar names were
found in the copy of warrant. The original record is not available with the
Police Station. The copy was not issued from the police station on payment of
fees.

The Zilla Gaurav Samit in its meeting on 16.12.1997 referred to the


copy of warrant and verification report and stating the fact that similar names
appeared in the warrant stated further that in the absence of original record the
warrant cannot be relied upon but the Zilla Gaurav Samiti was satisfied that he
worked in the freedom movement and recommended his case for grant of
pension. The Member Secretary recorded that he does not agree with the
recommendation and one of the Member P.V.Joshi recorded that verification
of warrant is not proper.

The Additional Collector wrote to the Deputy Secretary on 15.7.1998


that the verification is not proper. The copy is also not obtained from Police
Station by payment of fees but there is similar name in the copy of warrant.
He does not comply with the G.R. dated 4.7.1995.

The High Power Committee sanctioned pension. It is stated in the


notel that the Chairman Zilla Gaurav Samiti had made a personal request and
he has himself filed a copy of the warrant and the warrant has been verified
from the original record by the Collector, Beed and the Police Station has
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informed that original record is available at the Police Station and name of
Namdeo Digamber Bangar is in the list. In fact the Police Sub Inspector had
clearly mentioned that original record is not available and out of 60 names
referred to him there are only 27 similar names in the copy and the verification
was done from the copy and not from the original and even that copy is not
issued on payment of fees. All these shows that incorrect note is put up before
the High Power Committee.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded and


he stated that he was aged 12 to 13 years.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.21/2/57 F Outward No. 214. The alleged original warrant is in the file
received from the Ambejogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant is
entirely different from the signatures found on the undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar of
Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai, warrant contained in file
of Tahsildar Patoda and other warrants received from Ambajogai Police
Station.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 3.10.1997 of Police Inspector, Ambajogai to the


effect that out of 60 names given in the list names of only 27 persons are and
rest 33 are not in the copy of warrant sent to him further strengthen doubt
about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 171 (Respondent No.171)


Shri Vikram Rangnath Tandale

He applied for the pension on 1.12.1993 on the basis of arrest warrant


alleged to have been issued against him by Tahasildar Patoda in filed No. 21
outward No.217 dated 17 Behman 1357 Fasli equivaent to 17 December 1947.
He submitted true Xerox copy of warrant signd by Registrar, District Court,
Beed. It is a copy of copy issued by P.S.I.Ambejogai. The warrant was
verified by Collector, Beed through P.S.I. Ambejogai making specific query
sending Xerox copy of warrant with list of 44 persons and the P.S.I. by his
letter dated 3.10.1997 informed that original record is available in the office
but the copy does not appear to have been issued on payment of fees and he
submitted a list of 19 persons stating that these are similar to the names
appearing in the warrant including the names of Vikram Rangath Tandale at
Sr. No.14 in the list given by the P.S.I. There is over writing and the name of
Vishvanath is scored out caste vanzara scored out and Marahta has also scored
out by changing the name Vikram.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti referred to the copy of warrant and stated that
copy cannot be relied upon but the committee is satisfied that he has taken part
in the freedom movement and recommended pension.

The Additional Collector in letter dated 15.7.1998 observed that copy


is not reliable, and is not obtained on payment of fees and there is no
compliance of Government Resolution dated 4.7.1995.

The High Power committee accepted the recommendation and


sanctioned the pension on 6.10.1999.

He appeared before Mane Committee agreed to produce certified copy


which was never produced.

The case depends on the reliability of warrant in file No. 21/57 F


Outward No. 217 dated 17 Bahman 1357 F (17.12.47).
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The Commission received in all 29 warants from three sources i.e.


Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8 Warrants) and
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai (6 warrants) but the warrant
bearing file No. 21/57 Outward No. 217 dated 17 Behman 1357 Fasli copy
where of is produced and relied upon in this case is not amongst those 29
warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to be not genuine by the
Commission as discussed in separate part of this report on warrant cases for
reasons given there under how can copy of a warrant, original whereof is not
in existence can be believed to be genuine and true. The report dated
3.10.1997 of Ambajogai Police Station addressed to the Collector Beed to the
effect that out of 47 names given in the list names of only 19 persons are in the
copy of warrant sent to him and other 28 persons are not there in the copy of
warrant further strengthen doubt about genuineness of the warrant. Thus the
warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied
benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the
Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 172 (Respondent No.172)


Shri Deorav Dhondiba Kashid

He applied for the pension on 11.3.1990 on the basis of warrant of


arrest alleged to have been issued by the Tahasildar Patoda bearing file No.
Nil outward No. 101 dated 14th Behman 1357 Fasli equivalent to 14th
December 1947 and produced certified Xerox copy of warrant issued to him

The District Collector, Beed sent copy to the Tahasildar Patoda for
verification of warrant and Tahasildar reported that the name appears in the
warrant, copy has been issued from his office, but the original record is not in
his office. Since the original record was not in office verification could not be
done.

The District Collectore, wrote to the Superintendent of Polie on


9.6.1999 for verification of warrant. S.P. replied by letter dated 5.7.1999 that
as per the report of Tahasildar similar name appears in the warrant. The
warrant is connected with Hyderabad Freedom Movement and further reported
that the matter be again verified through persons knowing Urdu. In the certied
copy of warrant there is no mention of surname that sername as well as the
name of village of Deorav. The translation of the certified copy shows that
there as only one name mentioning Sr.No.14 and the name is Kashid Devrao
Dhondiba R/o/ Rohatwadi, that is to say neither the surname nor the name of
village tally.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not give any positive recommedation as
the warrant copy could not be relied upon.

The High Power committee sanctioned pension stating that there is


recommendation of Zilla Gaurav Samiti, which in fact is not there, and on the
basis of copy fo warrant stating that his name is included in the warrant.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded and


stated that he has produced certified copy of warrant and its translation.
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In his affidavit filed before the Commission he has made number of


improvement from the earlier statement so as to suit his claim.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.Nil


Outward No. 101 dated 14 Bahman 1357 Fasli (14.12.1947). He has produced
certified copy of the so called warrant on record. The alleged original warrant
is received from Collector office Beed in files pertaining to Patoda Tahsil. The
signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signature found on the
undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same Tahasildar and it
also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants contained in the file of
police station Ambajogai and of the warrants received from Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai as well as other warrants in file of
Tahsildar Patoda as discussed separately in another part of this report on
warrant cases. Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to the
Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 174 (Respondent No.174)


Shri Bhaurao Rakh (Deceased) represented by Shrimati Indirabai
Bhaurao Rakh.

She filed application on 29.01.1991 for grant of pension as freedm


figher on the basis of warrant alleged to have been issued by the Tahasildar
Patoda in file No.205/1357 Fasli outward No.209 dated 24 Isfander 1357 Fasli
equivalent to 24.01. 1948. She producd Xerox copy of warrant/letter. The
verification report was called from Tahasildar Patoda and Civil Judge, Gevrai.
The Tehasildar Patoda reported on 09.09.1998 that the origina record is sent to
the Collectr office. However, from the copy certain names appeared including
the name of Indirabai. The Civil Judge, Gevrai wrote letter on 28.11.1997 that
the original is available in the office and copy was issued to one V.T.Chavan
Advocate.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 0.03.1999 relied on the
copy of warrant and stated that original is not available therefore there is no
recommendation and lateron ‘not’ scored out and replaced by ‘yes’ stating that
warrant has been verifired. This sentence is in the hand writng of Chairman,
Baba Saheb Bangar.

The Additional Collector by letter dated 20.03.199 stated that there is


no compliance of Government Resolution dated 4.7.1995.

The High Power Committee, however, granted pension referring to the


report of Civil Judge and verification report of Collector.

She appeared before the Mane Committee and stated that she used to
provide bhakari (bread) and she had not done any other work but warrant was
issued against her.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
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and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 175 (Respondent No.175)


Shri Prabhakar Dattoba Rakh

He applied for the freedom fighter’s pension on 7.3.1986 on the basis


of arrest warrant alleged to have been issued by the Tahasildar Patoda against
him in file No. 101 outward No. 190 dated 14 Behman 1357 Fasli i.e. 14
December 1947 and filed Xerox copy of warrant alongwith Marathi
translation.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 9.3.1999 observed that
the original is not available but recommended grant of pension as the
Committee is satisfied that he had taken part in the Hyderabad Freedom
Movement.

The warrant was got verified from the Tahasildar and the in the report
dated 24.12.1999 Tahasildar has stated that original record is not available in
his office and therefore verification is done from Xerox copy on 20.3.1999.
The Additional Collector recorded his objection on the ground of non-
compliance of Government Resolution. However, the High Power Committee
sanctioned the pension.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded.


He agreed to produce certified copy of warrant which he never produced.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.


101/1357 Onward No. 190 dated 14 Bahman 1357 Fasli (14.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed
pertaining to Patoda Tahsil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different
from the signatures found on the undisputed correspondence and office notes
signed by the same Tahasildar and it also is not at all tallying with signature
on the warrants in the file of Police Station Ambajogai, in file of Zilla
Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and even on other warrants in file of
Patoda Tahsil. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case. Thus the warrant not being
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reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve
to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends
accordingly.
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File Case No. 176 (Respondent No.176)


Shri Anna Paraji Khatal

He applied for grant of pension as freedom fighter on 2nd March 1989


claiming that warrant of arrest was issued against him on 15 Behman 1357
Fasli ( that is 15th December,1948 )He filed Xerox copy of warrant bearing
file No. 21 Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli. Xerox copy of
warrant produced by him shows that it is a Xerox copy certified to be true
copy by the Head Master of Zilla Parishad High School. Endorsement on copy
shows that the application for copy was filed by Sampatlal Narayan Das
Patoda on 10th October 1986 and copy was issued to him on 14th October
1986.

The District Collector, Beed called for the report of verification of


warrant from Tahasildar Patoda by letter dated 27th August 1997 enclosing a
copy of warrant and list of names of 45 persons and asked the Tahasildar to
report on specific points and also inquiring whether the names of the persons
as per list were in the warrant.

The report of the Tahasildar dated 12th November 1997 was to the
effect that original record is not traceable. He has received the list of names of
45 persons. Out of which names of 25 persons are in the warrant copy and the
names of 20 persons were not in the warrant copy. The Tahasildar has also
reported to the Collector on 22nd February 1997 that the original record has
been submitted to the Collector office and the Tahasildar stated that the name
of Anna Paraji Khatal.was included in the list.

It appears that the applicant Anna Paraji Khatal and others had filed
writ petition in the High Court as their files were pending with the
Government for sufficiently long time.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti held meeting on 6th May 1997 and resolved
that the report of Tahasildar be called.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 12th August 1998
stated that since the Tahasildar has informed that the original record is not
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available the copy produced by Anna Paraji Khatal cannot be relied upon and
Zilla Gaurav Samiti is not in a position to give positive recommendation. The
claim of Anna Paraji Khatal was rejected by the Government on 5th December
1990. Thereafter he filed writ petition No. 3932/94 and the matter was
remanded for reconsideration by the High Court.

Matter was placed before the High Power Committee and in the note of
the High Power Committee it was stated that with reference to the writ petition
No. 3932/94 , as Tahasildar had reported on the query made by the Collector
that the warrant contained the name of five persons except Narayan Appa
Wanave and therefore excluding the name of Narayan Appa Wanave the other
applicants including Anna Paraji Khatal could be sanctioned pension. It is
mentioned in the note that the Executive Magistrate has certified the copy of
the warrant. (in fact the Executive Magistrate has only signed it as true copy)
so, a decision was taken finally on 21st January 1999 wherein the claim of
Anna Paraji Khatal was sanctioned.

He had filed affidavit on 8th January 1990 wherein he had simply


stated that he was underground freedom fighter and worked with Uttam
Dhondiba Sanap , Trimbak Dhondiba Sanap and he had earlier given
application on 25th February 1997 and produced affidavits of two freedom
fighters in support.

In his affidavit dated 15th January 1997 he stated that he had taken part
in the freedom movement and had worked under Wamanrao Vaze Ramling
Swami, Raosaheb Patwardhan and many others. He had cut sindhi trees and
took part in attack on Patoda check post and burning of check post. The
warrant was issued against him and his associates.

Anna Paraji Khatal was called by Mane Committee on 8th February


2003 and his statement was recorded on oath. He stated before the Mane
Committee that he was present in the meeting held of Wamanrao Vaze and he
ran away but his brother Mahadev and Bagal were arrested and warrant was
issued against him.
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After notice was issued by this Commission he filed a detailed


affidavit.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli (15.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed pertaining to
Patoda Tahsil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the
signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants contained in the file of police station Ambejogai,
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai and other the warrants
contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in the separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 12.11.1997 of Tahsildar Patoda addressed to the


Collector Beed to the effect that out of 45 names given in the list name of 25
persons only are in the copy of warrant and other 20 names are not found
therein further strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 178 (Respondent No.178)


Shri Pandurang Haribhau Ware

He applied for the pension on 29.1.1991 on the basis of warrant alleged


to have been issued by the Tahasildar Patoda in file No.21 outward No. 202
dated 11 Isfindar 1357 Fasli equivalent to 11.1.1948 as well as warrant
Outward No. 205 dated 24 Isfander 1357 Fasli equivalent to 24.1.1948. He
filed Xerox copy of the warrant signed by Notary.

The District Collector wrote to the Civil Judge, Gevrai enclosing


Xerox copy of warrant a list of 57 persons making specific queries and the
Civil Judge replied by letter dated 1.10.1997 that the original record is not
available in the office. However, from the Xerox copy it apears that copy was
issued from the Court on payment of fees but in the said copy at pg. No.2 line
No.34 there is alteration/addition and out of the list sent to him some names
appeared in the warrant and he enclosed list of 9 persons which does not
include the Name of Pandurang Haribhau Ware. The Xerox copy is of
warrant/letter in file No.21.Outward No.202 dated 11 Ispindar 1357 Fasli.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 21.1.99 recommended


the case for grant of pension . However, it is worth noting that in the
recommendation it is stated that in the Urdu warrant/letter name of the
applicant is seen which is after replacing the word is not (Nahi) and changing
it to “yes” (Aahe) and hand writing and ink of the word yes (ahe) is different.
Similarly in the portion below that it is stated that in the copy of warrant there
is no name of the applicant, the copy is not issued by the Civil Court and again
the word “not” is changed to “yes” and it is further stated that original record
is not available and therefore the Committee does not recommend sanction
and again the word “does not” is changed to yes (aahe) No (nahi) is scored out
and yes (aahe) is added in different handwriting and different ink. One of the
members P.V.Joshi stated that it is improper.

However, from the letter of the Additional Collector to the Section


Officer dated 20.3.1999, the facts become further clear as in his letter it is
stated that in the Urdu warrant applicant’s name is not there and “is not” is
changed to “is” by similarly changing the word No (Nahi) to yes (Aahe) and
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the handwriting and pen used for writing this word is different. It is not known
whether even the letter of the Additional Collector was forged by somebody.

The Additional Collector has also pointed out that there is no


compliance with the Government Resolution dated 4.7.1995.

The High Power Committee stated that the copy of warrant/letter is


certified by the Collector and a person knowing Urdu has informed that the
name of applicant is in the warrant/letter and since applicant’s name is seen in
the copy of warrant/letter which is certified by the District Collector the Zilla
Gaurav Samiti has recommended for sanction. However, the Under Secretary
put up differing note that original warrant/letter is not available and copy is
not reliable.

He appeared before the Mane Committee and referred to the fact that
arrest warrant was issued against him and he will file certified copy, which he
never filed. He has also stated for the first time that he was living away from
his house for 11 months. Before the Commission he filed affidavit stating
some of the above facts.

He has filed copies and translations of two different warrants Outward


No. 202 (11.1.1948) and Outward No. 205 (24.1.1948). This itself was
sufficient to suspect the genuinness of the claim. It is not possible that when
on 11.1.1948 one arrest warrant was already issued and had not been executed
or returned unexecuted another arrest warrant would be issued on 24.1.1948.

The Commission has stated in detail the reasons for not placing
reliance on the warrant.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signatures on warrants in the file of
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police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 6.10.1997 of Tahsildar Patoda to the effect that out of
112 names given in the list names similar to only 8 persons are seen and rest
104 are not in the copy of warrant sent to him for verification further
strengthens the doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

The case of warrant bearing Outward No. 202 is similar. It is also not
found to be genuine for the same reasons.

Thus both the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the
Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 180 (Respondent No.180)


Shri Vishwanath Anand Raut (deceased) L/r Kesarbai.

He filed application for grant of pension on 7.7.90 on the basis of


warrant alleged to have been issued by the Tahasildar Patoda in file No.21/2
outward No.490 dated 17 Isfandar 1357 Fasli equivalent to 17th January 1948
and produced Xerox copy of warrant bearing stamp of Police Station
Ambejogai.

The District Collector, Beed wrote to the Police Inspector Ambejogai


letter dated 26.8.1997 for verification of the warrant making specific query
and enclosing a copy of warrant with list of 19 persons. The PSI sent reply
dated 3.10.1997 stating that the verification was done by a person knowing
Urdu and out of the list submitted, the names of two persons are in the warrant
one of the name is Vishwanath Anand Raut. The original warrant is available
at Police Station but the copy is not issued on payment of fees and in the list
names mentioned are Bhujang Ashruba and Vishwanath Anant Hajjam.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 referred to the
copy of warrant signed by the Police Inspector Ambejogai and contents of
letter of P.S.I.Ambejogai that his name is in the warrant but stated that in the
absence of original record the copy given and is not reliable, however the Zilla
Gaurav Samiti is satisfied regarding his involvement in Hyderabad Freedom
Movement and recommended his case.(Report was that original record is
available)

The Member Secretary and Additional Collector wrote that he does not
agree with the recommendation and one of the members Shirr P.V.Joshi also
stated that warrant is not verified.

The Additional Collector wrote letter dated 15.7.1998 and stated that
since the original record is not available the copy is not reliable and he has
also not complied with the requirements of Government Resolution dated
4.7.1995.

The High Power Committee referred to the warrant copy and stated
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that original is available with the Police Station and accepted to


recommendation. However Under Secretary referred to the differing note of
Member Secretary and the Secretary to he High Power Committee mentioned
that the name is there in the warrant and thereafter pension was sanctioned on
14.2.1999.

He appeared before the Mane Committee and referred to the warrant


issued against him. He stated that he is ready to produce his age record from
the School and stated that for six months he was required to be away from his
house. Before the Commission his wife filed affidavit as by the time notice
was served he was no more.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/2


Outward No. 490 dated 17 Isfandar 1357 Fasli (17.1.1948). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Ambejogai Police Station. The
signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures found on the
undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e.
Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai
warrant contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda and even on other warrants
received from Ambajogai Police Station.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is comfirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 181 (Respondent No.181)


Shri Kisan Nana Nagargoje

Kisan Nana Nagargoje applied for pension on 31.1.1991 on the basis


of arrest warrant alleged to have been issued by the Tahasildar Patoda against
him in file No.21/1357 Fasli outward No.217 dated 17 Behman 1357 Fasli
equivalent to 17th December 1947. He produced Xerox copy of warrant and
its translation. The Xerox copy shows that copy was issued by the Ambejogai
Police Station. The Collector, Beed, wrote to the Police Inspector, Ambajogai
on 26.8.1997 to verify the warrant by sending Xerox copy and a list lof 44
persons and making specific queries to which PSI replied on 3.10.1997 that
original record is with the Police Station but the copy does not appear to have
been secured on payment of fees and he mentioned the names of 19 persons to
be there in the warrant which include the name of Kisan Nana Vanzari R/o of
Chahata i.e. Kisan Nana Nagargoje.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 considered


his case and referred to the verification report of Police Station and stated
further that the copy cannot be relied upon but the Samiti is satisfied about the
fact that he worked against Nizam Government and recommneded his case.

The Member Secretary and Additional Collector wrote that he does


agree with the recommendation and one Shri P. V. Joshi stated that warrant is
not verified. The Additional Collector wrote to the Deputy Secretary on
15.7.1998 that the copy is not obtained on payment of fees and original record
is not available, therefore he does not agree with the recommendation as the
warrant copy is not reliable and he has also not complied with the Government
Resolution dated 4.7.1995.

The High Power Committee referred to the verification report of


Police Station Ambejogai and the fact that original was with the Police Station
and his name was in the warrant sanctioned pension.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded in


which he stated that he attended the meeting conducted by Wamanrao Vaze
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and there was firing and therefore he ran away. Sahebrao Sanap, Bhanudas
Sanap etc. were with him. Police arrested Karbhari Bangar and Kerba Bangar
and other but he ran away. But one of the persons Laxman Kumbhar was
killed in the firing. At that time he was aged 15 to 17 years and thereafter he
was hiding for five to six months. All these facts have been stated by him for
the first time.

After notice was issued by the Commission he filed affidavit which is


vague but referred to the warrant issued against him.

The case depends on the reliability of warrants in file No. 21/57 F


Outward No. 217 dated 17 Bahman 1357 F (17.12.47).

The Commission received in all 29 warants from three sources i.e.


Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8 Warrants) and
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai (6 warrants) but the warrant
bearing file No. 21/57 Outward No. 217 dated 17 Behman 1357 Fasli copy
where of is produced and relied upon in this case is not amongst those 29
warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to be not genuine by the
Commission as discussed in separate part of this report on warrant cases for
reasons given there under how can copy of a warrant, original whereof is not
in existence can be believed to be genuine and true. The report dated
3.10.1997 of Ambajogai Police Station addressed to the Collector Beed to the
effect that out of 47 names given in the list names of only 19 persons are in the
copy of warrant sent to him and other 28 persons are not there in the copy of
warrant further strengthen the doubt about genuineness of the warrant. Thus
the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied
benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the
Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 182 (Respondent No.182)


Shri Ashruba Baburao Khatal

He applied for grant of pension as freedom fighter on 2nd March 1989


claiming that warrant of arrest was issued against him on 15 Behman 1357
Fasli ( that is 15th December,1948 )He filed Xerox copy of warrant bearing
file No. 21 Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli. Xerox copy of
warrant produced by him shows that it is a Xerox copy certified to be true
copy by the Head Master of Zilla Parishad High School. Endorsement on
copy shows that the application for copy was filed by Sampatlal Narayan Das
Patoda on 10th October 1986 and copy was issued to him on 14th October
1986.

The District Collector, Beed called for the report of verification of


warrant from Tahasildar Patoda by letter dated 27th August 1997 enclosing a
copy of warrant and list of names of 45 persons and asked the Tahasildar to
report on specific points.and also inquiring whether the names of the persons
as per list were in the warrant.

The report of the Tahasildar dated 12th November 1997 was to the
effect that original record is not traceable. He has received the list of names of
45 persons. Out of which names of 25 persons are in the warrant (copy) and
the names of 20 persons were not in the warrant. The Tahasildar has also
reported to the Collector on 22nd February 1997 that the original record has
been submitted to the Collector office and the Tahasildar stated that the name
of Ashruba Bapurao Khatal.was included in the list.

It appears that the applicant Ashruba Bapurao Khatal and others had
filed writ petition in the High Court as their files were pending with the
Government for sufficiently long time.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti held meeting on 6th May 1997 and resolved
that the report of Tahasildar be called.
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The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 12th August 1998
stated that since the Tahasildar has informed that the original record is not
available the copy produced by Ashruba Bapurao Khatal cannot be relied upon
and Zilla Gaurav Samiti is not in a position to give positive recommendation.
The claim of Ashruba Bapurao Khatal was rejected by the Government on 5th
December 1990. Thereafter he filed writ petition No. 3932/94 and the matter
was remanded for reconsideration by the High Court.

Matter was placed before the High Power Committee and in the note of
the High Power Committee it was stated that with reference to the writ petition
No. 3932/94 , as Tahasildar had reported on the query made by the Collector
that the warrant contained the name of five persons except Narayan Appa
Wanave and therefore excluding the name of Narayan Appa Wanave the other
applicants including Ashruba Bapurao Khatal could be sanctioned pension. It
is mentioned in the note that the Executive Magistrate has certified the copy of
the warrant (in fact the Executive Magistrate has only signed it as true copy)
so However, a decision was taken finally on 21st January 1999 wherein the
claim of Ashruba Bapurao Khatal was sanctioned.

He had filed affidavit on 8th January 1990 wherein he had simply


stated that he was underground freedom fighter and worked with Uttam
Dhondiba Sanap , Trimbak Dhondiba Sanap and he had earlier given
application on 25th February 1997 and produced affidavits of two freedom
fighters in support.

In his affidavit dated 15th January 1997 the he stated that he had taken
part in the freedom movement and had worked under Wamanrao Vaze
Ramling Swami, Raosaheb Patwardhan and many others. He had cut sindhi
trees and took part in attack on Patoda check post and burning of check post.
The warrant was issued against him and his associates.

Ashruba Bapurao Khatal was called by Mane Committee on 8th


February 2003 and his statement was recorded on oath. He stated before the
Mane Committee that he was present in the meeting of Wamanrao Vaze held
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and he ran away but his brother Mahadev and Bagal were arrested and warrant
was issued against him.

After notice was issued by this Commission he filed a detailed


affidavit.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli (15.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed pertaining to
Patoda Tahsil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the
signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants contained in the file of police station Ambejogai,
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai and other the warrants
contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in the separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 12.11.1997 of Tahsildar Patoda addressed to the


Collector Beed to the effect that out of 45 names given in the list name of 25
persons only are in the copy of warrant and other 20 names are not found
therein further strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 185 (Respondent No.185)


Shri Sopan Bapu Gharat

He filed application for grant of freedom fighter’s pension on


22.7.1990 on the basis of warrant alleged to have been issued by the
Tahasildar Padoda in Confidential file No.21/2/1357 Fasli bearing outward
No.214 dated Nil. He filed affidavit dated 14.6.1990 stating that he was
working underground and conveying secret news and took part in burning
Karodgiri naka, patil Kulkarni office etc.

In another affidavit filed on 24.1.1997 he has stated for the first time
the names of many freedom fighters viz.(1) Wamanrao Vaze, (2) Ramling
Swami, (3) Raosaheb Patwardhan, (4) Narharrao Vakil, (5) Suwalal Marwadi,
(6) Kisan Dasrath Bangar, (7) Shankar Bangar, (8) Bhaya Dnyanoba Rakh (9)
Vishwanath Rakh, (10) Anna Wanve, (11) Namdev Khade, (12) Sahebrao
Ganapati Sanap and (13) Nivruti Fakira Dhakane and was working
underground. The warrant copy was sent for verification by the Collector to
the Police Inspector Ambejogai enclosing a copy of warrant and list of 60
persons to which reply was sent on 3.10.1997 by the PSI stating that there was
27 names in the copy, original record is at the police station and the name of
Sopan Bapu Gharat is at Sr. No.14.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 referred to the
copy of warrant and report of police sub inspector and stated that in the
absence of original record the warrant copy cannot be relied upon, but the
Zilla Gaurav Samiti is satisfied that he worked against Nizam Government in
the Hyderabad Freedom Movemnt and recommended his case. However,
Additional Collector has written to the Section Officer on 15.7.1998 that the
copy is not reliable and he has not complied with the Government Resolution
dated 4.7.1995.

The High Power Committee accepted recommendation of Zilla Gaurav


Samiti and report of Police Inspector, Ambajogai and sanctioned pension.
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He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded in


which he stated that he attended the meeting of Wamanrao Vaze. When there
was firing he ran away and he was doing the work of providing bhakari and
whatever other work was told to him.

Before Commission also he filed affidavit stating some incidents in


detail and stated that he can only sign as he learnt how to sign by attending
night School.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.21/2/57 F Outward No. 214. The alleged original warrant is in the file
received from the Ambejogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant is
entirely different from the signatures found on the undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar of
Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai, warrant contained in file
of Tahsildar Patoda and other warrants received from Ambajogai Police
Station.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 3.10.1997 of Police Inspector, Ambajogai to the


effect that out of 60 names given in the list names of only 27 persons are and
rest 33 are not in the copy of warrant sent to him further strengthen doubt
about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 186 (Respondent No.186) (WARRANT)


Shri Nivrutti Ganpti Nagargoje

He has applied for grant of pension as Freedom Fighter on the basis of


warrant alleged to have been issued against him by Tahsil Patoda in File No.
121 Outward No. 217 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli equivalent to 2 December
1947 and produced a Xerox copy of the warrant.

The Xerox copy was sent for verification alongwith file no. 233
Keshav Kisan Nagargoje by the Collector Beed to Tahsildar.

Tahsildar reported that the original is not available and name was not
in warrant. There is report of C.I.D. Aurangabad to the effect that the name is
not in the warrant and the warrant is bogus.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti did not recommend his case and put up a note in
the meeting on 14.12.1997. The Additional Collector and Member Secretary
reported that there was no compliance of Government Resolution dated
0.4.07.1995.

The High Power Committee considered the matter and from time to
time different notes were placed before the High Power Committee. It was
stated in the note that there is direction from the Court for expeditious
decision. He has already been granted provisional pension as per Court’s
direction and necessary document be called from the Collector.

Thereafter, a note was put up that the Tahsildar has reported that the
copy of warrant has been obtained from his office after depositing fees and
original record is submitted to the Collector and in the copy of warrant name
of the applicant appears and Zilla Gaurav Samiti has not recommended. The
note further states that the Deputy Superintendent of Police Beed has
informed that original warrant is available in his office but name of the
applicant is not in the said warrant and therefore Zilla Gaurav Samiti has not
recommended his case and the District Collector has also not recommended.
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The warrant copy produced by him appears to be suspicious. The


Court has sanctioned provisional pension and has directed to take decision
within one year. The time limit expired on 25.07.1996 but no decision could
be taken.

Thereafter, there is one note of the Sabhapati that since the Tahsildar
sent original record to the Collector the verification report should have been
signed by the Collector but there is no reference or explanation for this in the
letter of the Collector. There are numberof matters of Patoda Tahsil in which
the warrant verification could not be done because original record was not
available and in such case the Government should not be required to sanction
pension on the basis of suspicious documents and therefore, it is necessary to
take some action at least at this stage so that the suspicious cases in Beed
District will to some extent be controlled and curtailed.

It is further stated in the note dated 24.08.99 that he has produced


copy of warrant which was verified by District Collector , Beed through
Tahsildar Patoda and the Tahsildar has mentioned that copy was obtained on
payment of fees from his office and original record is with the Collector. It is
further stated that Tahsildar has informed that the names of Keshav Kisan,
Nivrutti Gena are seen in the warrant i.e. copy and therefore pension be
sanctioned.

He appeared before the Mane Committee. His statement was recorded


in which he stated a meeting was held in which the Advocate Wamanrao
Waze delivered speech. He attended the meeting. The Razakar fired on the
mob and he ran away. He then went to Domri Camp which was under British
Rule and stayed there for three months. Sahebrao Genaji Sanap and Namdeo
Khade were with him in that camp. Warrant of arrest was issued against him
by the Tahsildar. He stated that he will produce certified copy of warrant on
13.03.2003( not produced ).

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.121


Outward No. 217 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli (2.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Tahasildar Patoda deposited
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with the Collector office Beed. The signatures on this warrant is entirely
different from the signature found on the undisputed correspondence and
office notes signed by the same Tahasildar in the same file and it does not
tallying at all with the signature on warrants in the file of police station
Ambajogai and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai of the warrants
contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda. The Commission has also received
report of the handwriting expert to this effect. Thus the warrant not being
reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve
to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends
accordingly.
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File Case No. 187 (Respondent No.187)


Shri Raghunath Ganpati Bangar

He applied for grant of pension as Freedom Fighter on 23.01.1990 and


produced Xerox copy of warrant in File No. 21 outward No. 217 dated 17
Baheman 1357 Fasli i.e. 17.12.1947 . From the Xerox copy it appears that it
was signed by the Ambajogai P.S.I. . There is also another copy of warrant
produced from File No. 49/1357 Fasali Outward No. 227 dated 27th Dai of
1357 Fasli i.e. 27.11.1947.

The Collector Beed wrote to the Police Station Ambajogai on


26.08.1997 to verify the warrant and enclosed a Xerox copy of warrant with
list of 47 persons making specific queries.

Police Station, Ambajogai reported on 3.10.1997 in respect of File No.


21 outward No. 227 that only 19 names were in the warrant and original was
available with police station.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti stated in its meeting that the warrant copy is not
reliable, however, the Committee is satisfied about his role in Hyderabad
Freedom Movement and recommended for grant of pension, one of the
member Mr. P.V.Joshi disagreed.

Additional Collector and Member Secretary of the Zilla Gaurav


Samittee wrote to the Deputy Secretary on 15.07.1997 that warrant copy is not
reliable and there is no compliance of the Government Resolution.

The High Power Committee sanction pension on 12.05.1999.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded and


stated that he attended the meeting of Wamanrao Waze where 2,000 persons
were present and all of them ran away, therefore, he also ran away towards
Domri and from there he went to Wadzari. Arrest warrant was issued against
him by Tahsildar and he was required to live away from his House for 06
months. He further stated that on the application for pension he has neither
signed nor has put thumb impression. He has filed two affidavits and the
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entire work in connection with the filing of application was done by Kashinath
Jadhav.

In pursuance of notice issued by Commission he filed his affidavit and


repeated some of the facts already stated and made a contradictory statement
that since he has learnt about how to sign he has signed on the application.
Xerox copy of warrant was obtain initially from Police Station by Bhagwan
Gena Jagdale and he has produced a copy of that. He also stated that for 13
months he was away from his house and referred to the warrant in file No.
21/2 of 1357 Fasli outward No. 227.

The case depends on the reliability of warrants in file No. 21/57 F


Outward No. 217 dated 17 Bahman 1357 F (17.12.47).

The Commission received in all 29 warants from three sources i.e.


Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8 Warrants) and
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai (6 warrants) but the warrant
bearing file No. 21/57 Outward No. 217 dated 17 Behman 1357 Fasli, copy
where of is produced and relied upon in this case, is not amongst those 29
warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to be not genuine by the
Commission as discussed in separate part of this report on warrant cases for
reasons given there under how can copy of a warrant, original whereof is not
in existence can be believed to be genuine and true. The report dated
3.10.1997 of Ambajogai Police Station addressed to the Collector Beed to the
effect that out of 47 names given in the list names of only 19 persons are in the
copy of warrant sent to him and other 28 persons are not there in the copy of
warrant further strengthen doubt about genuineness of the warrant. Thus the
warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied
benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the
Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 188 (Respondent No.188)


Dnyanoba Bajirao Tambe (died )
Legal representative Shrimati Prayagbai Dnyanoba Tambe

Application was filed on 30.12.1988 by Dnyanoba Bajirao claiming


pension as underground Freedom Fighter and also on the ground that warrant
was issued against him.

He produced a Xerox copy of the warrant which shows that the copy
from which it is prepared was issued to one Sampatlal Narayandas. The
warrant is alleged to have been issued by Tahsildar Patoda in file No. 21/1357
F dated 15 Baheman 1357 Fasali i.e. 15.12.1948. There is no outward
number.

The Collector beed sent warrant for verification to Superintendent of


Police Beed and also to Tahsildar Beed. The Superintendent of Police , beed
reported on 12.10.1995 that the original was not available and no report can be
given. The Tahsildar also reported by letter dated 10.10.1995 that the original
record is not available in his office and it is sent to the Collector Office
alongwith letter No. 881 / 1984 dated 09.06.1988.

A notice was sent to him by the Collector,Beed on 15.07.1996 to fulfil


the requirement and file necessary document and thereafter he filed affidavit
of Sona Rama jaibhaye dated 19.04.1997. In that affidavit name of Dnyanoba
Bajirao Tambe is added in ink to entire typed affidavit proforma . After it was
typed and there is no initial. It was written that 50 to 60 persons were with
him in incident of burning Pachangrinaka and and Daskhed patil wada office.
A word 50 to 60 is scored by writing in ink by many (Anek)

He filed another affidavit of Nivrutti Fakira Dhakne dated 19.04.1997


in which also his name is added in ink to typed format and similarly the words
50 to 60 is scored out by writing many. These additions are not initialed by
anybody in any of the affidavits.

The Tahsildar wrote to the Section Officer on 11.12.1998 that original


record is not available and it is submitted to Collector office and warrant
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cannot be verified. However, the copy produced shows that name of


Dnyanoba Bajirao Tambe is included.

Zilla Gaurav Samittee in its meeting held on 20.06.1997 recommended


grant of pension relying on the affidvits of Sona Rama Jaybhaye and Nivrutti
Fakira Dhakne.

However, Additional Collector and Member Secretary wrote to the


Deputy Secretary on 14.07.1998 that there is no compliance of G.R.
04.07.1995.

In the note put up before High Power Committee it is stated that in the
affiedavit he has mentioned about his under ground activities and warrant of
arrest issued against him and has produced copy of warrant. The verification
report has been taken from the Tahsildar Patoda and he has stated that in the
copy there is name of Dnyanoba Bajirao. He has also filed affidavits of Sona
Rama Jaybhay and Nivrutti Fakira Dhakne and there is recommendation from
Zilla Gaurav Samittee and pension be sanctioned.

However, the Member Secretary Rajabhau Zarkar has observed below


the note that the supporting affidavits are stereotype and the type written
affidavit the name of the applicant is added and he referred to warrant issued,
therefore, there is suspecion about his connection with the freedom movement.
The claim was accordingly rejected on 16.02.1999. There is further note put
up after rejection that after discussion with theDeputy Secretary that Zilla
Gaurav Samittee is now given direction to decide the claims and the case is
not covered by 10.03.99 Government Resolution. Thereafter, there is
reference to the verified copy of warrant of Tahsildar and the recommendation
of Zilla Gaurav Samiti and it is noted that pension be sanctioned.

The Member Secretary Advocate Rajabhau Zarkar who had earlier


made a note that affidavits are stereotype and there are additions, noted that,
since it is on thebasis of warrant that claim be sanctioned and accordingly
pension was sanctioned on 22.09.1999.

His wife appeared before Mane Committee as by the time Dnoba was
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no more. Naturally she has no personal knowledge and her affidavit is of no


help.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 270 dated 15 Bahman 1357 Fasli (15.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed pertaining to
Patoda Tahsil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the
signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants contained in the file of police station Ambejogai,
Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai and other the warrants
contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in the separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 12.11.1997 of Tahsildar Patoda addressed to the


Collector Beed to the effect that out of 45 names given in the list name of 25
persons only are in the copy of warrant and other 20 names are not found
therein further strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being genuine he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 193 (Respondent No.193)


Shri Vithal Pandurang Payal

He applied for grant of pension on 16.04.1990 on the basis of arrest


warrant alleged to have been issued by the Tahsildar Patoda in File No. 205 of
1357 Fasli outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander 1357 Fasli equal to 24 January,
1948. In his affidavit dated 12.04.1990 he stated to have worked at Domri
Camp under Wamanrao Waze, Vishwanath Therla, Nivrutti Gopal Khade and
he was underground Freedom Fighter.

He filed another affidavit dated 22.01.1997 wherein he stated for the


first time that arrest warrant was issued against him. The Xerox copy
produced is signed by one Professor as true copy. There is one more
aplication form No.08 dated 28.01.1991 in which he stated to have worked
underground. In his affidavgit dated 23.01.1991 he referred to the warrant in
File no. 205 of 1357 Fasli. He filed another affidavit in which there are
improvement and it is also stated as corrected affidavit and in this affidavit he
has named many Freedom Fighters namely Ramling Swami, Nivrutti Dhakne,
Sahebrao Ganpati Sanap, Bhimrao Umaji Bangar and others.

Zilla Gaurav Samittee in its meeting dated 29.06.1999 referred to the


Urdu warrant copy stating that it is not verified from original record and
cannot be believed, however, the Committee is satisfied that he has worked in
Freedom movement so recommended his case.

The Additional Collector and Member Secretary wrote to the Section


Officer on 15.09.1999 that Zilla Gaurav Samittee has recommended his case.
Copy of warrant is not verified and cannot be believed. There is no
compliance of GR dated 04.07.1995 hence, the case is not fit for sanction of
pension. One of the member of Zilla Gaurav Samittee namely P.V.Joshi had
also marked and given his remark that warrant is not verified. However, the
High power Committee sanctioned pension to him.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded


wherein he stated about the meeting of Wamanrao Waze in which there was
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firing and he ran away and that he was required to live away from his house
for 13 months. He agreed to produce certified copy ofwarrant on 13.03.2003
which he never proeduced.

In the affidavit filed before the Commission he merely stated that he


already filed detailed affidavit and the warrant issued against him, was verified
by Georai Court.

The original warrant bearing file No. 205 Outward No. 209 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 194 (Respondent No.194)


Shrimat Santabai Bhagwan Rakh

She applied for grant of pension in her own capacity as freedom fighter
and alleged that warrant of arrest was issued against her by Tahsildar Patoda
and produced Xerox copy of warrant which is copy of true copy signed by
Special Executive magistrate and prepared from another copy in which there is
endorsement dated 24.09.1990 “verified that this Xerox copy is true copy of
original copy issued by Georai Court on 20.09.90” and it is signed by Nazir
Patoda Court.

She filed affidavit on 23.01.1991 in which reference was made to the


warrant.

She filed another affidavit dated 09.02.1999 in which she has named
freedom fighters Sahebrao Ganpati Sanap, Bhima Umaji Bangar etc and
produce the affidavit of Bhagwan Abaji Rakh and VishwanathDevrao Rakh
dated 09.02.1999. However, they did not claim in their affidavit that they
were convicted and sentenced. The Xerox copy of warrant was sent for
verification to Civil Court Georai who stated in reply that original record is
available in his office and the copy appears to have been issued to Advocate
Mr.V.T.Chavan and enclosed a list of 175 persons in which nameof Santabai
is at Sr.No.45

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 29.01.1999 referred to the


copy of warrant and verification report of Georai Court and stated that the
original record is not available with Patoda Tahsil but in the copy her name
appears and it is in connection with Hyderabad Freedom Movement. However
the Zill Gaurav Samiti did not gave any positive recommendation.

The Additional Collector and Member Secretary by letter dated


20.03.1999 informed the Section Officer that there is no compliance with
Government Resolution dated 4.7.1995 and original record is not available in
respect of warrant with the Tahsil Office hence, the case is not fit for grant of
pension. However, the High Power Committee referred to the copy of warrant
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and the verification report and sanctioned pension.

She appeared before Mane Committee. Her statement was recorded


wherein she stated that she worked at Domri Camp and used to provide
breads ( Bhakaries ). She used to prepare Bhakaries on instruction from her
husband and no warrant was issued against her because she was doing this
work of preparing Bhakaries secretly. The application for pension was filed
by her husband and she does not know anything and she has only put her
thumb mark and further stated that she produced certified copy of warrant on
11.03.2003.

In the affidavit filed before the Commission she has stated that she
worked under guidance of her husband and she mainly provided food to the
Freedom Fighters and conveyed news secretly.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
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warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and


true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 196 (Respondent No.196)


Raosaheb Kokate deceased Legal Representative Wife Lochanabai.

Application was filed by Raosaheb Kokate on 17.06.1989 on the basis


of warrant alleged to have been issued against him by theTahsildar Patoda in
File No. 21 of 1357 Fasli outward No. 217 dated 2 Baheman 1357 Fasli
equial to 02 .12.1947. As his application was pending for longtimehe filed
Writ Petition 4117 of 1994 and the High Court had passed an order for grantof
provisional pension in his favour.

A letter was sent to the District Collector, Beed from Mantralaya on


08.05.1990 for verification of warrant. tHe District Collector, Beed wrote
letter dated 02.03.1997 to the Deputy Secretary with reference to theWrit
Petition No. 4117/1994 stating that thecopy ofwarrant was sent to
theTahsildar Patoda for verification who has informed that original record
isnot available in his office and therefore, thecopy cannot be verified with the
original record and on 20.02.1997 the Zilla Gaurav Samittee expressed
inability to recommend his case as the warrant copy couldnotbeverified from
original record.

Further as per the direction of the High Court, provisional pension was
sanctioned to him. He requested to take decision at higher level.

The Zilla Gaurav Samittee in its meeting dated 04.07.1994 stated that
since the original record was not available no recommendation can be given
and decision be taken by the Government at higher level.

The matter was placedbefore High Power Committee in which


provisional pension was first sanction in view of the order of the High Court.
Thereafter, reference was made to the report of the Collector in respect of
verification of warrant and the Tahsildar had reported that the original record
is not available and therefore the Zilla Gaurav Samiti was not in a position to
recommend. The note further states the District Collector was never directed
toproduce documentsandto seek extension from the Court but in view of report
of the Collector dated 02.03.1997 the pension deserves to be granted
permanently from the date of the Court order.
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His widow appeared before the Mane Committee. She naturally does
not know anything.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.Nil


Outward No. 217 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli (2.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Tahasildar Patoda deposited
with the Collector office Beed. The signatures on this warrant is entirely
different from the signature found on the undisputed correspondence and
office notes signed by the same Tahasildar in the same file and it does not
tallying at all with the signature on warrants in the file of police station
Ambejogai and JMFC Court Gevrai of the warrants contained in file of
Tahasildar Patoda. The Commission has also received report of the
handwriting expert to this effect. Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not
entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should
be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 198 (Respondent No.198)


Shri Padmabai Gena Rakh.

Shri Padmabai Gena Rakh applied for grant of pension on 29.01.1991


and in affidavit dated 24.01.1997 she has stated that she worked in the
Freedom Movement against Nizam Government and took part in burning of
Karodgiri Naka and office of Patil and Kulkarni and warrant was issued
against her by the Tahsildar in File No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24 Isfander
1357 F i.e. 24.1.1948.

After notice was sent to her on 03.07.1997 she filed application that
she is producing documents as required by 04.07.1995 G.R. and filed further
affidavit dated 09.02.1999 in which she stated that she used to provide food to
the persons working in freedom movement and conveyed secrete information.
She visited Domri Camp and worked with Sahebrao Ganpati Sanap, Bhima
Umaji Bangar, Bapu Govin Rakh, Bhau Vithoba, Bhagwan Abaji etc. their
names are stated for the first time. She produced affidavit of Bhagwan Abaji,
Vishwanath Devrao Rakh in support.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 29.01.1999 considering her


application stated that although original record is not available with the
Tahsildar her name appears in the translation of the copy and therefore, case is
fit for recommendation.

The Additional Collector and Member secretary wrote to the Section


Officer on 20.03.1999 that warrant cannot be verified as original is not
available and she has not complied with the G.R. dated 04.09.1997.

The High Power Committee however, relied on the warrant copy and
senctioned pension.

She appeared before Mane Committee and stated that in the freedom
movement she has done the work of providing Bhakaries /breads to the
Freedom Fighters. No warrant was issued against her , she does not know
who gave recommendation to her and she will produce certified copy of
warrant which has not been produced at any time.
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The same statement is made in the affidavit filed before the


Commission.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 199 (Respondent No.199)


Shri Arjun Gundiba Tambe.

He applied for grant of pension on 01.02.1999 on the basis of arrest


warrant issued against him in File no.21 outward No. 202 dated 11 Isfander
1357 Fasli i.e. 11 January 1948 and produced Xerox copy on which the
Assistant Superintendent of PatodaCourt has signed and endorsed, “This zerox
copy is true copy of copy issued by Georai Asthi.”

The Xerox copy was sent for verification by the District Collector,
Beed on 03.09.1997 to the Civil Judge Ashti enclosing a copy of warrant and
list of 57 persons making specific queries. Civil Judge Ashti sent reply dated
01.10.1997 stating that original record is not in his office but the copy appears
to have been given on payment of fees, however on page No.2 line No.34
there is some addition and he stated that only nine names appeared in the
copy of warrant and the name of Arjun Gundiba was at Sr.No.17.

The Zilla Gaurav Samittee in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 referred to


the aforesaid facts stated in the letter of Civil Court and specifically to the
facts that his name was in the warrant which was under Hyderabad Security
Act. However, without going through the original record the copy produced
cannot be believed however the Committee is satisfied that he worked against
Nizam Government and the Committee is convinced that applicant worked in
the Freedom movement and therefore recommended his case for sanction.
However, Member Secretary disagreed with the recommendation and one
member Pandurang Waman Joshi also stated that there is no verification of the
warrant.

The Additional Collector and Member Secretary wrote to the Deputy


Secretary on 15.07.1998 that though original record is not available the copy is
issued on payment of fee and the name of the person is in the warrant but the
copy produced cannot be relied upon in the absence of verification from
original record and he has also not complied with the recommendation of
04.07.1995 Government Resolution.
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The High Power Committee however,sanctioned pension based on the


recommendation of Zilla Gaurav Samittee and the facts stated in their note.

He appeared before Mane Committee and stated that he does not know
whether any warrant was issued against him and he does not want to produce
any more evidence.

The case depend entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 202 dated 11 Isfandar 1357 Fasli (11.1.1948). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Gevrai Court. The signatures
on this warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signature
found on the undisputed correspondence office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar and it also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in
the file received from police station Ambejogai and on the warrants contained
in file of Tahasildar Patoda. It does not tally even with other warrants in same
file received from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. This is
apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert opinion.

The report dated 1.10.1997 of Civil Judge, Ashti to the effect that out
of 57 names given in the list only 9 names are in the warrant further creates
doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 202 (Respondent No.202)


Shri Sanjay Dhondiba Mane

Sanjay Dhondiba Mane applied for pension on the basis of arrest


warrant alleged to have been issued against him by Tahsildar Patoda in File
No. 27/2 of 1357 Fasli. Outward No. 214. There is no date on the warrant/
letter. The District Collector wrote letter dated 26.08.1987 to Police Inspector
Ambajogai enclosing Xerox copy of warrant with listof 60 persons making
specific query and by letter dated 30.10.1997 the PSI Ambajogai informed the
Collector that the original warrant is available at Police Station but it is not
known whether the copy was issued on payment of fees . He enclosed a list of
27 persons whose names were similar to the names in the list in which the
name of Sanjay Dhondiba Maratha r/o Belkhandi is at Sr.No. 17.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 16.12.1997 stated that
in the absence of original record warrant copy cannot be relied upon but the
Zilla Gaurav Samittee is satisfied that he had worked against the Nizam
Government and recommended his case for grant of pension.

The Additional Collector by letter dated15.07.1998 informed the


Deputy Secretary that the warrant copy is not reliable and there is no
compliance of G.R. 4.7.1995.

High Power Committee accepted the recommendation of Zilla Gaurav


Samittee and sanctioned pension.

Being a case of warrant there is no significance to statement before


Mane Committee or statement before this Commission.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.21/2/57 F Outward No. 214. The alleged original warrant is in the file
received from the Ambejogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant is
entirely different from the signatures found on the undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar of
Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai, warrant contained in file
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of Tahsildar Patoda and other warrants received from Ambajogai Police


Station.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 3.10.1997 of Police Inspector, Ambajogai to the


effect that out of 60 names given in the list names of only 27 persons are and
rest 33 are not in the copy of warrant sent to him further strengthen doubt
about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 204 (Respondent No.204)


Shri Raghunath Eknath Shinde

Applied for pension on the basis of warrant alleged to have been issued
against him by Tahsildar Patoda in File No. 21/1 Outward No. 617 dated
17.03.1357 Fasli. He also stated that he worked as underground freedom
fighter. He produced Xerox copy of warrant bearing the following
endorsement verified that this Xerox copy is true copy of original copy issued
by Georai Court” .

The District Collector, Beed wrote to the Civil Judge Georai letter for
verification of the warrant dated 10.04.1998 enclosing a Xerox copy of
warrant in Urdu and the Civil Judge Georai by letter Dated 10.08.1998
informed the Collector that the original record of warrant No. 201, 202, 203,
204, 205, 617 of 1357 Fasli are not available in the Court. It is not known
whether those warrants were issued or not and the warrant be got verified from
theTahsildar. The Tahsildar has written letter dated 18.01.1993 to the Section
Officer stating with reference to warrant No. 617 and enclosed Marathi
Translation which contains name of Raghu Eknath Maratha.

The Zilla Gaurav Samittee in its meeting dated 29.09.1998 stated that
original record is not available warrant copy cannot be relied upon and did not
give any positive recommendation.

The Additional Collector and Member Secretary wrote to the Dy.


Secretary that there is no compliance with the G.R. 4.7.1995 and in the
absence of original record the Zilla Gaurav Samittee has not given positive
recommendation.

The High Power Committee first asked the Tahsildar to verify the
warrant and thereafter referred to the Writ Petition filed by the concerned
Freedom Fighter. Thereafter, reference was made to the earlier verification of
the same warrant by the Tahsildar in another file and it was stated that the
warrant was verified by Tahsildar and name was included therein and the
persons from Osmanabad District whose names were in the same warrant have
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been sanctioned pension and therefore, pension was sanctioned to him.

It is pertinent to point out that verification was done by the Tahsildar


though original was not in his office, on the basis of copy sent to him.

He appeared before the Mane Committee and stated that he was in


Patoda Jail for 11 months however, no evidence is produed. He again stated
that he was not in Jail but he was absconding but he does not know whether
warrant was issued against him. He studied in village school and his age was
20 to 21 years. He has produced Xerox copy of warrant but he does not know
which freedom fighter has recommended his case.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/1


Outward No.617 dated 7th Thir 1357 Fasli (07.05.1948). The alleged original
warrant is in the file received from the Gevrai Court. The signatures on this
warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signature found on
the undisputed correspondence office notes signed by the same person i.e.
Tahasildar Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with the signature on
warrants in the file of police station Ambejogai and of the warrants contained
in file of Tahasildar Patoda and other warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert opinion.
The general observations made in separate part of this report on warrant cases
apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled and has failed to
prove his entitlement to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to
be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends
accordingly.
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File Case No. 206 (Respondent No.206)


Shri Dnyanoba Dagdu Agam

He filed application for grant of pension on 27.06.1992 on the basis


of arrest warrant alleged to have been issued against him by Tahsildar Patoda
in File No. 21/2 /57ward No. 214 dated Nil and filed Xerox copy of warrant
bearing the following endorsement “verified that this Xerox copy is true copy
of original copy issued by Georai Court”. The Xerox copy shows that a copy
was issued by the PSI Ambejogai.

The District Collector, Beed wrote to the the PSI Ambejogai on dated
26.8.1997 for verification of the warrant enclosing a copy of warrant and list
of 60 persons making specific query and in reply the PSI Ambejogai informed
by letter dated 6.10.1997 that on verification 27 similar names were found.
The original is available with Police station.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 stated that
warrant copy is not trustworthy but the Zilla gaurav Samiti is satisfied that the
applicant had taken part in the freedom movement and recommended grant of
pension to which the Additional Collector took objection by letter dated
15.07.1998 stating that warrant copy is not reliable, there is no compliance of
Government Resolution dated 4.7.1995.

The High Power Committee however accepted the recommendation


and sanctioned the pension.

He appeared before the Mane Committee and stated that a meeting


was called by Namdev Khade and Morcha was taken to police station.Some
persons gathered and some of them were arrested. He, however, got released
when he was taken to police station. Arrest warrant was issued against him.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.21/2/57 F Outward No. 214. The alleged original warrant is in the file
received from the Ambejogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant is
entirely different from the signatures found on the undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar of
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Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai, warrant contained in file
of Tahsildar Patoda and other warrants received from Ambajogai Police
Station.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 3.10.1997 of Police Inspector, Ambajogai to the


effect that out of 60 names given in the list names of only 27 persons are and
rest 33 are not in the copy of warrant sent to him further strengthen doubt
about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 209 (Respondent No.209)


Shri Bayaji Tukaram Rakh
(deceased ) L.R. widow Mamtabai Bayaji Rakh.

He applied for grant of pension on 29.01.1991 on the basis of warrant


alleged to have been issued against him by Tahsildar Patoda in File No.
205/1357 Fasli Outward No. 209 dated 24th Isfandar 1357 Fasli i.e. 24 th
January 1948.

Xerox copy is a true copy of oroginal copy issued by Assistant


Superintendent Georai Court with following endorsement. “Verified that this
Xerox copy is true copy of original copy issued by Georai Court on 20.09.90”
and it is signed by Nazir Patoda Court.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 29.01.1999 referred to the


report of Civil Judge regarding non-availibility oforiginal record and report of
the Tahsildar to the same effect but relied on the translated copy and the
affidavit and recommended grant of pension.

The Additional Collector and Member Secretary wrote to the Section


officer on 20.03.1999 that warrant copy is not reliable in the absence of
original record, there is no compliance with G.R.dated 04.07.1995.

The High Power Committee however sanctioned pension referring to


the report of Civil Judge in other file wherein it is stated that the original
record is available and name of the applicant is in the warrant and accepted the
recommendation of Zilla Gaurav Samittee.

He appeared before Mane Committee and stated that he is not aware if


warrant issued against him for arrest but he was away from his house for 11
months.

One original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 is received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this
warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signature found on
undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e.
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Tahsildar Patoda and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants
in the file of police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants
received from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. However, what is
relied upon is warrant bearing Outward No. 209 24 Isfander 1357 F
(24.1.1948)

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 210 (Respondent No.210)


Shri Ramrao Madhavrao Nagargoje

He applied for grant of pension on the basis of warrant alleged to have


been issued by Tahsildar Patoda vide outward No. 217 dated 2 Bahman 1357
Fasli and filed a Xerox copy of the warrant .The Xerox copy shows that it is
copy of one copy issued to Ramrao Madhavrao Nagargoje on 17.10.1986.

The Additional Collector, Beed sent the copy of warrant for


verification to the Tahsildar Patoda for verification of the Warrant and the
Tahsildar reported by letter dated 27.01.1998 that original record is submitted
to the Collector office and out of the list received by him the names 43
persons and the verification is done from the Xerox copy only.

He filed affidavit dated 11.09.1998 stating number of incidents which


were not stated earlier. He also filed affidavits of Sahebrao Ganpati Sanap and
Bhimrao Umaji Bangar.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 10.08.1998 referred to


the Writ petition filed by him wherein direction was given for expedition and
stated that the copy of warrant is not reliable and no positive recommendation
can be given and decision be taken at higher level.

The Collector also recorded his objection as name is not in the warrant
copy.

The High Power Committee however, stated first that as per


verification report of the District Collector nameof theperson is not in the
warrant and it is not possible to sanction pension.

Thereafter, a note was put up after discussion under Secretary


regarding pending Writ Petition 3715 /1996 and it is further stated that the
applicant has filed original copy of the warrant which is obtained on payment
of fees and his name is there is included in the warrant. Thereafter, pension
was rejected.

However, after rejection it was further stated in the note with reference
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to the Writ Petition that hehas filed copy of warrant which is verified by the
Tahsildar and the Tahsildar has stated that the copy is given on 17.10.1986 to
Rama Mahada from Tahsil office and therefore, applicant is connected with
freedom movement and the case is fit for sanction. After which the Member
Secretary mentioned that in veiw of the report of Tahsildar pension be
sanctioned and the same was sanctioned.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded


since it is a case based on warrant there is nothing worth mentioning in the
statement.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.Nil


Outward No. 217 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli (2.12.1947). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Tahasildar Patoda deposited
with the Collector office Beed. The signatures on this warrant is entirely
different from the signature found on the undisputed correspondence and
office notes signed by the same Tahasildar in the same file and it does not
tallying at all with the signature on warrants in the file of police station
Ambejogai and JMFC Court Gevrai of the warrants contained in file of
Tahasildar Patoda. The Commission has also received report of the
handwriting expert to this effect. Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not
entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should
be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 211 (Respondent No.211)


Shri Uttam Sonba Pandit.

He applied for grant of pension on the basis of arrest warrantê alleged


to have been issued against him in File No. 201 Outward No. 323 dated 14
Isfander 1357 Fasali i.e. 14.01.1948 and in File No. 7 of 1357 Fasli Outward
No. 407 dated 2Baheman 1357 Fasli i.e. 02.12.1947. His application is dated
02.04.1990. The District Collector had written letter to the Police
Superintendent, Beed for verification of the warrant. The Superintendent of
Police, Beed wrote to the Collector that verification was done through
Ambajogai Police station andperson knowing Urdu has verified the names
which obviously means verified from the copy and the nameof Uttam Sonba
Maratha is in the warrant. The copy of warrant produced is a Xerox copy of
true copy signed by P.S.I.Ambajogai.

The Zilla Gaurav Samittee in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 pointedout


that original record is not available and warrant cannot be relied upon but the
Zilla Gaurav Samittee is satisfied that he worked in the freedom movement
against Nizam Government and recommended his case.

The Additional Collector and Member Secretary wrote to the Deputy


Secretary on 15.07.1998 that the original record is not available and the
warrant copy is not trustworthy, moreover, there is no compliance with the
Government Resolution dated 04.07.1995.

The High Power Committee agreed with the recommendation of Zilla


Gaurav Samiti and sanctioned pension.

He appeared before Mane Committee and his statement was recorded


by the Committee.He stated that he cannot recognize the signature on the
application and further stated that it is not his signature. He first gave
application on 02.04.1990 with his Thumb impression. He has filed Xerox
copy of warrant and stated that he will produce certified copy afterwards
which he never produced.

Before the Commission he filed application to call the warrant from


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the Tahsil Office and filed Xerox copy.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrants in File No.


7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 F and in file No.201/57
Outward No. 323 dated 14 Isfander 1357 Fasli (14.1.1948). The alleged
original warrant dated 2 Behman 1357 F is in the file received from the
Ambejogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant is entirely different
from the signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes
signed by the same Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class
Court Georai and warrant contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda and other
warrants received from Ambajogai Police Station. The alleged original
warrant dated 14 Isfander 1357 F is in the file received from collector Beed
pertaining to Patoda Tahsil and signature thereon is entirely different from the
signatures found on undisputed correrspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda and it is not at all tallying with signature on
warrants received from the Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class, Georai,
Ambajogai Police Station and other warrants in the file of Tahsildar Patoda.

This fact is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part on warrant cases of
this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 212 (Respondent No.212)


Shri Babasaheb Govind Wanve.

He applied on 13.05.90 for grant of pension on the basis of arrest


warrant alleged to have been issued in File No. 21 Outward No. 204 dated 17
Isfander 1357 Fasli i.e. 17.01.1948. The District Collector sent copy of
warrant for verification to the Tahsildar, Beed. The Tahsildar reported on
09.09.1998 that the record is already submitted to Collector office and he
referred to the Xeroxcopy for verification. However, he has only referred to
various application received for copy.

The Collector had also written to the Civil Judge Georai for
verification of the warrant enclosing list of 58 persons and copy of warrant
and the Civil Judge by letter dated 03.11.1997 sent a list of persons whose
names were in the warrant out of list of 58 persons and against each name it is
stated whether it is in the warrant or it is not in the warrant. The name of
Babasaheb Govind Vanve is stated to be in the warrant.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 09.03.1999 referred to the
list given by Tahsildar wherein it is stated that the name of the applicant is not
in that list. The copy is not reliable but this Committee is satisfied that he was
working in Freedom Movement and recommended his case to which the
Additional Collector recorded objection stating that his name is not in the
warrant copy and there is no compliance with Government Resolution dated
04.07.1995.

The High Power Committee however, referred to the verification


report in another file and sanctioned pension.

He appeared before Mane Committee and stated that he does not know
whether warrant was issued against him. He further stated that his age was 13
years . He does not know whether Xerox copy of warrant is filed and who has
secured that copy if it is filed whether his name is in the warrant copy. He will
file certified copy.

In the affidavit filed before the Commission he has made various


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improvements and also stated that the warrant copy was issued to Bhagwan
Jagdale and he has secured Xerox copy of the same.

The case depends on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/57


Outward No. 204 dated 17 Isfandar 1357 Fasli (17.1.1948). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Gevrai Court. The signatures
on this warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signature
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
person i.e. Tahasildar, Patoda and also is not at all talling with the signature
on warrants in the file of police station Ambajogai the warrants contained in
file of Tahasildar Patoda and even on other warrants received from Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. This is apparent to the naked eye and is
confirmed by the expert opinion. The general observations made in separate
part of this report on warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case. Thus
even the warrant not being reliable and even his name is not in it he is not
entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and be
cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 215 (Respondent No.215 )


Shri Narhari Dinanath Pathak (Died) Lrs. Widow Laxmibai Narhari
Pathak.

Narhari applied for pension on 02.07.1990 claiming pension as


Freedom Fighter on the basis of warrant alleged to have been issued against
him by the Tahsildar Patoda vide Outward No. 205 dated 24th Isfandar 1357
Fasli i.e.24.01.1948. The xerosx copy is signed by Asstt.Supdt. Civil Court
Ashti but it is obviously not a certified copy.

The District Collector wrote to the Civil Judge Ashti for verification
of warrant on 27th August 1997 enclosing a copy of warrant and listof 112
persons making specifies queries and the Civil Judge sent reply on 08.09.1997
stating that out of the list submitted only eight names are in the warrant which
includes thenameof Narhari Dinanath at Sr. No.54. However, the original
record is not available in the Court. The report was thus given on the basis of
the copy only.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 referred to the


warrant copy and the fact that the name is there in the copy and further stated
that original record is notavailable with the Court and therefore, warrant copy
cannot be relied. But the Committee is convinced that he worked in the
Freedom Movement. The Member Secretary recorded that he does not agree
with the recommendation.

The Additional Collector wrote on 15.07.1998 to the Deputy Secretary


that in the absence of original record, copy cannot be relied. There is no
compliance with the G.R. dated 04.07.1995.

The High Power Committee however granted pension by stating that


the name is included in the warrant as reported by the Civil Court.

He appeared before Mane Committee and his statement was recorded


in which he stated that he used to cut Sindhi trees, warrant was issued against
him for arrest and he will produce certified copy of the warrant which he never
produced.
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By the time notice was issued to him, he expired. His wife Laxmibai
has not sent any reply.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 21
Isfander 1357 Fasli (21.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. Reference to Outward No.
205 is made only to show how it is unreliable.

The general observations made in separate part of this report on


warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to the case of warrant Outward No. 205
(24.1.1948).

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all warrants received are found to be
forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this report
on warrant cases for the reasons given there under how can copy of warrant,
original whereof is not in existence be believed to be genuine and true.

The report dated 6.10.1997 of Tahsildar Patoda to the effect that out of
112 names given in the list names similar to only 8 persons are seen and rest
104 are not in the copy of warrant sent to him for verification further
strengthens doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus both the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the
Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 220 (Respondent No.220)


Shri Tulshiram Gahininath Bangar

He has applied for grant of pension as freedom fighter on the basis of


arrest warrant alleged to have been issued against him by Tahasildar Patoda in
file No. 21/2 Outward No.214 dated Nil. He produced Xerox copy of warrant
as true copy which is signed as true copy by Medical Officer and the copy
shows that the Xerox copy is prepared from the copy issued by PSI
Ambajogai.

The warrant was sent for verification by the Collector Beed on


26.7.1997 to Police Inspector Ambejogai enclosing a list of 60 persons with
the Xerox copy of warrant mentioning specific querries and in reply P.S.I
reported on 3.10.1997 that original warrant is available in the Polie Station and
copy is not issued on the payment of fees and there are 27 similar names in
which there is name of Tulshiram Gahininath Bangar.

The Zilla Gaurav samiti in its meeting held on 16.12.1997 referred to


the report of Police Inspector Ambejogai and stated further that name is
included in the copy of warrant but original record is not available and
therefore the copy cannot be relied upon, however the Zilla gaurav samiti is
convinced that he took part in the freedom movement and recommended his
case.

The Additional Collector by letter dated 15.7.1998 wrote to Deputy


Secretary pointing out that similar name is appearing in the copy of warrant
produced. He has not complied with the 4.7.1995 Government Resolution.

The High Power Committee, however, relied on the verification letter


and sanctioned the pension.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded.


He stated that he took part in burning Kulkarni wada. He was aged 15 to 16
years but he had no understanding at that age. He had to obey whatever was
told.
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He has filed affidavit before the Commission in which he has referred


to Nagpanchami day when meeting was called and as there was firing. He
saved himself by running away from there. He was absconding for 13 months,
which has been stated for the first time.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.21/2/57 F Outward No. 214. The alleged original warrant is in the file
received from the Ambejogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant is
entirely different from the signatures found on the undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahasildar of
Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the warrants received
from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai, warrant contained in file
of Tahsildar Patoda and other warrants received from Ambajogai Police
Station.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The report dated 3.10.1997 of Police Inspector, Ambajogai to the


effect that out of 60 names given in the list names of only 27 persons are
found and rest 33 are not seen in the copy of warrant sent to him further
strengthength doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 223 (Respondent No.223)


Shri Abasaheb Girirao Shinde

He has applied for grant of pension on the basis of arrest warrant


alleged to have been issued by Tahasildar Patoda in file No. 21/1/ 1357 Fasli
Outward No.617 dated 17 Tir 1357 Fasli equivalent to 17 May 1948. He
produced Xerox copy of warrant signed by Notary which shows that the Xerox
was prepared from the true copy signed by Assistant Superintendent of Court
Gevrai. He had filed Petition No. 2241/95 in which there was direction to
decide the case within 9 months and thereafter he filed another affidavit dated
15.9.90 and produced another Xerox copy which is copy of true copy issed by
Gevrai Court.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 31.12.1998 stated that
his name is not in the warrant and “not” is scored out and stated that his name
is in the warrant and copy is not reliable and did not give positive
recommendation.

The Additional Collector wrote letter dated 30.3.1997 stating that there
is no compliance with the Government Resolution dated 4.7.1995 and warrant
copy is not reliable.

The High Power committee referred to the copy signed by the


Collector Latur and Osmanabad and stated that the Chairman has orally
informed and sanctioned the claim. The High Power Committee referred to
the fact that the persons in Osmanabad District had been granted pension
based on the copy of the same warrant.

He appeared before the Mane Committee and in the statement recorded


he stated that he does not know whether warrant was issued against him.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.21/1


Outward No.617 dated 7th Thir 1357 Fasli (07.05.1948). The alleged original
warrant is in the file received from the Gevrai Court. The signatures on this
warrant is only like initial and is entirely different from the signature found on
the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e.
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Tahasildar, Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with the signature on
warrants in the file of police station Ambejogai the warrants contained in file
of Tahasildar Patoda and other warrants received from Judicial Magistrate
First Class Court, Georai.

This apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert opinion.
The general observations made in separate part of this report on warrant cases
apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 224 (Respondent No.224)


Shri Lahanu Bhau Rakh

He applied for pension on the basis of warrant alleged to have been


issued by Tahasildar Patoda in file No. 205/ 1357 Fasli Outward No.209 dated
24 Isfandar 1357 Fasli equivalent to 24th January 1948.

The copy of warrant was sent for verification by the Collector to


Gevrai Civil Court and in the report dated 10.8.1998 the Civil Judge stated
that the original record of warrant No. 201 to 205 and 617 of 1357 Fasli are
not available and report of varification be called from the Patoda Tahasildar.
The Tahasildar wrote to the District collector on 9.9.1998 mentioning the
names of various applicant who had applied for copy . What was produced
was not warrant bearing Outward No. 205 but Outward No. 209 in the File
No. 205.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 14.8.1997 observed that
the warrant copy is not reliable and there is no positive recommendation from
the Zilla gaurav Samiti.

The Additional Collector also wrote to the Deputy Secretary on


3.8.1998 that case is not recommended by the Zilla Gaurav Samiti as original
warrant is not available and government may take final decision.

The High Power Committee referred to verification of and grant of


pension to 19 persons in Osmanabad district.

It is further stated in another note of Sabhapati that normally when


Zilla Gaurav Samiti does not give positive recommendation the Government
does not sanction the claim even then the persons whose names are included in
this warrant from Osmanabad District have been granted pension and there
were such 19 cases and after this note, Sabhapati further stated that reference
be made to the file of Kamalabai Baburao Ahire. However the original record
of the warrant appears to have been received by the Collector and civil Judge
Gevrai has informed accordingly and the Tahasildar has provided marathi
translation. The Chairman of Beed Zilla gaurav Samiti has requested the
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Sabhapati that the cases not recommended by the Beed Zilla Gaurav Samiti
are sanctioned and this appears to one of such case, when the Zilla Gaurav
Samiti does not take documents on record and after such documents are made
available action is taken by the Government and accordingly note should be
put up by the Department.

In pursuance of this, further note was put up that the warrant has been
verified by the Tahasildar and 19 persons whose names are in the warrant and
who are from the Osmanabad District have been sanctioned pension and if the
court has stated that original record is available and there is name of applicant
in the said warrant, it is not necessary to go in to further details and the
rejection by the Zilla Gaurav Samiti in such cases would be wrong. It is
further pointed out that out in absence of recommendation of Zilla Gaurav
Samiti in certain cases after proper varification/ action can be taken by the
High Power Committee. The further reference was made to the direction of
the Court to decide the application within three months and with reference to
the varification report of Tahasildar the claim was sanctioned. It was further
stated that similar action is required in case of Raosaheb Vishwanath,
Abasaheb Giri Rakh, Girishrao Shinde, Tukaram Salaba Ghuge and Smt.
Kamalabai Baburao Shinde. All such cases be considered by putting similar
note on the file. Thereafter the Member Secretary made endorsement to
sanction it and pension was sanctioned.

He appeared before Mane Committee but since it is a case of warrant


there is nothing particular to be noticed in his statement. Similar is the case in
the affidavit filed before the Commission.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 21
Isfander 1357 Fasli (21.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.
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This is mapparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases. How can copy of a warrant, original whereof is not in
existence can be believed to be genuine and true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 225 (Respondent No.225)


Shri Baba Tukaram Arsul

He aplied for pension on the basis of warrant alleged to have been


issued by Tahasildar Patoda in file No. 7/1357 Fasli Outward No.407 dated 2
Behman 1357 Fasli equivalent to 2nd December 1947. His application is
dated 9.10.1999 as he has claimed pension as underground Freedom Fighter.
But in his affidavit dated 2.1.1998 he stated that warrant was issued against
him.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 16.12.1997 referrred to the


copy of warrant stating that original record was not with Police Station and
copy cannot be relied upon however Committee was satisfied about his
participation in the Hyderaad Freedom Movement, so recommended his case.
However, one member P.V.Joshi did not agree.

The Additional Collector wrote to the Deputy Secretary on 15.07.1998


that the original record is not available and copy cannot be relied upon and
there is no compliance of Government Resolution dated 04.07.1995.

The High Power Committee sanctioned pension on 12.10.1994.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded.


Since case is of warrant there is noting particular in the statement.

He filed applicaltion before the Commission for calling original record


of File No. 7/57 F Outward No.407 dated 2 Behman 1357 Fasli. He filed
detailed affidavit but there is nothing worth noting in this affidavit, as the case
is based on warrant of arrest.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 F (2.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Ambejogai Police
Station. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
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warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai and
warrant contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda.

It does not tally even with other warrants received from Ambajogai
Police Station. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in the separate part on warrant cases
of this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 226 (Respondent No.226)


Ashruba Anna Sanap deceased L.Rs. Sunderabai.

Ashruba applied for grant of pension of Freedom Fighter on


20.07.1990 on the basis of warrant issued against him. In his application he
stated that he worked at Domri camp under the guidence of Advocate
Wamanrao Waze. In his affidavit dated 16.07.1990 he has not statede about
warrant issued against him. He also filed affidavit of one Uttam Kondiba
Sanap on which there is no signature of the deponent the Advocate A.M.
Jagdale Identified. Similarly is the affidavit of Namdeo S. Sanap. The claim is
based on warrant of arrested alleged to have been issued in File No. 24/1 vide
Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander 1357 Fasli i.e.24.01.1948.

The Zilla Gaurav Samittee in its meeting dated 26.09.1999 considering


his case stated that in the absence of original record available the warrant copy
cannot be believed, however, the Committee is convinced that he had taken
part in the Freedom Movement and recommended his case for sanction. One
of the Member Mr. P.V.Joshi however made a note that warrant is not verified
and the copy is not even certified or signed by any responsible person. But he
has afterward stated that the Chairman says that he was in Freedom Movement
therefore recommendation is proper.

The High Power Committee referred to the warrant and English


translation stated that the name appears in the warrant and sanctioned
thepension.

The Member Secretary Advocate Zarkar mentioned his note that


soneofthe applicant has died in Kargil war and his widow has no other person
to support in life and application is pending from 1990.

Widow Sundrabai appeared before Mane Committee and naturally she


does not know any thing personally.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.24/1


Outward No. 209 dated 21 Isfandar 1357 Fasli (21.1.1948). The alleged
original warrant is in the file received from the Ambejogai Police Station. The
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signature on this warrant nd is entirely different from the signatures found on


the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e.
Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai,
warrant contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda and even on other warrants
received from Ambajogai Police Station.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 227 (Respondent No.227)


Shri Rajaram Govind Arsul

He applied for grant of pension on 09.11.1989 claiming to be


underground freedom fighter and also referring to arrest warrant issued against
him and the case has been treated by the High Court as warrant .

He claimed that arrest warrant was issued by Tahsildar patoda in File


No. 201 Outward No. 323 dated 14 Isfander 1357 Fasli i.e. 14 January 1948.
Xerox copy is signed by Medical Officer as true copy and copy from which it
is prepared was issued by Ambajogai Police Station.

He was issued notice on 12.12.1996 as well as 16.07.1996.

The District Collector, Beed referred the warrant to the Tahsildar for
verification and theTahsildar reported that it was got verified through the
Ambajogai PoliceStation and some similar names appear in the same in the
warrant which includes the name of Rajraram Govind Maratha which is
similar to the Rajaram Govind Arsul because in that period in Marathwada
region normally caste was being mentioned and not the surname.

The Zilla Gaurav Samittee in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 considered


his case and referred to the warrant copy and stated that in the absence of
original record the copy cannot be relied upon, however, the Committee is
convinced that he had taken part in the Freedom Movement and recommended
his case. One of the Member P.V. Joshi recorded that warrant was not verified.

The Additional Collector wrote to the Deputy Secretary on 15.07.98


that the original record is not available. Thecopy is not obtained on payment of
fees and it is not reliable. There is also no compliance with G.R. dated
04.07.1995.

However the High Power Committee stated that it is clear from his
affidavit that arrest warrant was issued against him. Police Superintendent ,
Beed stated in his report that there is entry of warrent in outward register of
police station and his name is included in warrant and case is also
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recommended by the Zilla Gaurav Samiti and sanctioned pension. However,


on record there is no report of Police Superintendent in respect of warrant.

He appeared before Mane Committee . His statement was recorded.


He stated that he had gone for burning Nakas with 10 to 15 persons but since
the police came, he ran away and aftersomedays he went to Kharda Camp and
stayed there for six months. He is not aware whether arrest warrant was
issued against him. He does not know Ashruba Yeshwanta Bensur. The
Xerox copy shows that the certified copy was issued to Ashruba yeshwanta
Bensur.

Before the Commission he filed application to call for the original


document from Tahsildar . In the affidavit filed before the Commission he has
made further improvements.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrants in File


No.201/57 Outward No. 323 dated 14 Isfander 1357 Fasli (14.1.1948). The
alleged original warrant dated 14 Isfander 1357 F is in the file received from
collector Beed pertaining to Patoda Tahsil and signature thereon is entirely
different from the signatures found on undisputed correrspondence/office
notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda and it is not at all
tallying with signature on warrants received from the Court of Judicial
Magistrate First Class, Georai, Ambajogai Police Station and other warrants in
the file of Tahsildar Patoda.

This fact is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part on warrant cases of
this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 228 (Respondent No.228)


Shri Manmath Gyanba Gobare.

He applied on 2.4.1990 for pension on the basis of warrant alleged


tohave been issued against him in File No. 7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated
02 Behman 1357 Fasli dated 02.12.1947. On translation it is mentioned as
407.

The warrant was sent for verification to the Superintendent of Police


by the Collector and the superintendent of Police replied that warrant was
verified by Ambajogai Police station, and name Manmath Gyanba Wani was
in the warrant.

Zilla Gaurav Samittee in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 stated that the
warrant copy cannot be relied but the Committee is convinced that he had
taken part in Freedom Movement and recommended his case. The Member
Secretary Additional Collector stated that he disagree with the
recommendation and one of the Member Mr.P.V.Joshi has stated that warrant
is not verified.

The Additional Collector wrote to the Deputy Secretary on 15.07.1998


that the name in the warrant is Manmath Gena Wani and original record is not
available. The copy does not appear to have been obtained on payment of
fees. Even then the Zilla Gaurav Samiti has recommended. He has not
complied with the Government Resolution of 04.07.1995.

The High Power Committee however,referred to the report of the


Supdt. of Police and recommendation of Zilla Gaurav Samiti and sanctioned
pension.

He appeared before Mane Committee and stated that since there was
news that he is likely to be arrested he went to Kharda Camp and stayed there
for 7/8 months. He will produce certified copy of warrant within 15 days.
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The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 F (2.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Ambejogai Police
Station. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai and
warrant contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda.

It does not tally even with other warrants received from Ambajogai
Police Station. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in the separate part on warrant cases
of this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 229 (Respondent No.229)


Shri Laxman Anyaba Nagargoje

He applied for grant of pension on 02.04.1990 claiming he was


underground Freedom Fighter and warrant of arrest was issued against him by
Tahsildar Patoda in File No. 101 Outward No. 190 dated 14 Bahman 1357
Fasli i.e. 14 December 1947. He filed affidavit dated 01.01.1996 describing in
detail various incidents which were not stated earlier.

The District Collector, Beed sent warrant for verification to the


Tahsildar and the Tahsildar reported on 24.12.1997 that original record is not
available and it is submitted to the Collector Office and out of the list of
persons referred to him names of Vishwanath Bhagwan and Vasudeo Keshav
Bavne only are included in the warrant.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 30.07.1998 stated that the
decision be taken at higher level and again recommended his case and the
Chairman made endorsement in his hand writing that since 50 years have
passed after the incident original documents are not treacable and one of the
Member P.V.Joshi made endorsment that there is no names of respondent in
the warrant but the Chairman is from that about the area and he says that about
the involvement of said respondent in the Freedom Movement and agreed with
the recommendation.

The Additional Collector in his letter dated 29.10.1998 to the Deputy


Secretary requested that there is no compliance with the Government
Resolution dated 4.7.1995

The High Power Committee stated that warrant is verified by Tahsildar


Patoda and original record is not available but the copy is given as per the
original record and his name is included in the warrant. There is
recommendation of Zilla Gaurav Samiti , therefore , pension was sanctioned.
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Here one thing is required to be noted that there was no positive


recommendation of the Zilla Gaurav Samiti as it is pointed out earlier and
there was also no verification from the original record by the Tahsildar . The
verification was from the copy.

He appeared before Mane Committee and referred to the arrest warrant


issued against him and in his statement agreed to produce certified copy which
he never produced.

Before the Commission he filed affidavit referring to the warrant No.


File No. 10 Outward No. 190. He has stated in his affidavit that the copy was
obtained by Kisan Gunaji wanve from Tahsil office and he has produced
certified copy.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.


101/1357 Onward No. 190 dated 14 Bahman 1357 Fasli (14.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed
pertaining to Patoda Tahsil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different
from the signatures found on the undisputed correspondence and office notes
signed by the same Tahasildar and it also is not at all tallying with signature
on the warrants in the file of Police Station Ambajogai, in file of Zilla
Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and even on other warrants in file of
Patoda Tahsil. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case. Thus the warrant not being
reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve
to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends
accordingly.
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File Case No. 230 (Respondent No.230)


Jalindar Dadarao Rakh ( deceased ) L.R. Widow Shrimati Gangubai
Jalindar Rakh.

Jalindar Dadarao Rakh applied for pension on 14.02.90 and in the


application he has stated that warrant was issued against him and has claimed
that he was Underground Freedom Fighter. He has not produced any copy of
warrant alongwith application. However, lateron he produced alongwith his
affidavit dated 22.01.1997 copy of warrant. In this affidavit filed alongwith
application he has quoted varivous incidents for the first time. The Xerox copy
produced by him is signed as true copy by one Professor of College and it
appears that this is a copy of copy issued by Georai Court. It is in fileNo. 205
outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander 1357 Fasli i.e. 24 January 1948.

He filed one affidavit dated 13.06.99 in which there are further


improvements. He also filed affidavitof Dnyanoba Jijaba Bangar in support of
his claim. Warrant was sent for verification by the Collector Beed to the Civil
Judge Georai. There are two letters of Civil Judge Georai one dated
10.08.1998 in which it is stated that the original record of warrant No. 201 to
205 and 617 of 1357 Fasli are not available and in letter dated 03.11.1997 he
has stated that original record of warrant No. 205 is available and certified
copy of warrant was issued to one Advocate V.T. Chavan.

The District Collector had also called for verification report from the
Tahsildar who reported that original record has been submitted to the
Collector office and he referred to the various applications received by him for
copies. That letter even otherwise is of no help. The letter of Civil Judge
Georai dated 02.11.1997 was accompanied by a list of 175 persons which list
appears to have been taken from the warrant or its copy or its translation.
However, name of Jalindar Dadarao Vanjara is in the list.

The Zilla Gaurav Samittee in its meeting dated 29.06.1999 referred to


the copy of warrant and stated that original record is not verified and copy
cannot be believed but the Committee is convinced that he had taken part in
Freedom Movement and recommended his case. One of the Member Mr.
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P.V.Joshi , made a note that original record is not with the Tahsildar and
therefore, recommendation is not proper.

The Additional Collector by letter 15.09.1999 wrote to Section Officer,


General Administration Department stated that there is no compliance with
Government Resolution. dated 4.7.95 and warrant copy is not reliable and the
case is not fit for sanction of pension.

The High Power Committee however, relied on the copy of warrant in


view of the report of Civil Judge Georai and referred to the letter in which it
was stated that original record is available and accepted the recommendation
of Zilla Gaurav Samiti.

As Jalindar is no more his widow Gangubai appeared before Mane


Committee and she has naturally no knowledge.

The original warrant bearing file No.Nil Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
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report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 233 (Respondent No.233)


Shri Keshav Kisan Nagargoje

He applied for pension as Freedom fighter stating that he had taken


part in the Hyderabad Freedom Movement and he was involved in the
incidents of burning Nakas and has claimed pension on the basis of warrant of
arrest alleged tohave been issued against him by the Tahsildar Patoda in file
No. 121 Outward No. 217 dated 02 Bahman 1357 Fasli i.e. 02.12.1947. He
filed affidavit dated 10.11.1997.

He had filed Writ Petition in the High Court bearing No. 4488/1994.
Nivrutti Ganpati Nagargoje was also one of the petitioner and provisional
pension was sanctioned by the High Court .

The warrant was sent for verification to the Tahsildar Patoda and he
reported about warrant Outward No. 218 12 Bahman 1357 Fasli stating that
from the Xerox copy verification was done as original record is already
submitted to the Collector Office and there is name of Keshav Kisan which
means that the name was in the copy sent as original record was not in his
office.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 14.12.1997 referred to the
report of Tahsildar and Xerox copy of warrant and stated that the copy of
warrant cannot be relied and no positive recommendation was given
submitting the matter to the Government for decision at Higher level.

The High Power Committee considered the matter and from time to
time different notes were placed before the High Power Committee. It was
stated in the note that there is direction from the Court for expeditious
decision. He has already been granted provisional pension as per Court’s
direction and necessary document be called from the Collector.

Thereafter, a note was put up that the Tahsildar has reported that the
copy of warrant has been obtained from his office after depositing fees and
original record is submitted to the Collector and in the copy of warrant name
of the applicant appears and Zilla Gaurav Samiti has not recommended. The
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note further states that the Deputy Superintendent of Police Beed has
informed that original warrant is available in his office but name of the
applicant is not in the said warrant and therefore Zilla Gaurav Samiti has not
recommended his case and the District Collector has also not recommended.

The warrant copy produced by him appears to be suspicious. The


Court has sanctioned provisional pension and has directed to take decision
within one year. The time limit expired on 25.07.1996 but no decision could
be taken.

Thereafter, there is one note of the Sabhapati that since the Tahsildar
sent original record to the Collector the verification report should have been
signed by the Collector but there is no reference or explanation for this in the
letter of the Collector. There are numberof matters of Patoda Tahsil in which
the warrant verification could not be done because original record was not
available and in such case the Government should not be required to sanction
pension on the basis of suspicious documents and therefore, it is necessary to
take some action at least at this stage so that the suspicious cases in Beed
District will to some extent be controlled and curtailed.

It is further stated in the note dated 24.08.99 that he has produced


copy of warrant which was verified by District Collector , Beed through
Tahsildar Patoda and the Tahsildar has mentioned that copy was obtained on
payment of fees from his office and original record is with the Collector. It is
further stated that Tahsildar has informed that the names of Keshav Kisan,
Nivrutti Gena are seen in the warrant i.e. copy and therefore pension be
sanctioned.

He appeared before Mane Committee. His statement was recorded in


which he stated that he worked at Domri Camp and was at Domri Camp for
one and half month. He has produced Xerox copy of warrant and will produce
certified copy after 15 days. He did not produce it.

Thus two things are clear from the note. The verification was done by
the Tahasildar from the Xerox copy sent to him and not from the original
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record. The very purpose of verification is to see whether the name is in the
original record. The copy can be read by anybody knowing Urdu.

Another aspect is that even the High Power Committee was conscious
that there are number of cases from Patoda Tahasil in which Government was
required to take decision on suspicious documents and the stage had come to
control and curtail such cases. The report of Collector based on
correspondence with Deputy Superintendent of Police to the effect that the
record did not contain his name was ignored.

Apart from this it is also clear that what the Tahasildar verified was in
respect of copy of warrant Outward No. 218 dated 12 Bahman 1357 Fasli (
12.12.1947) and not in respect of the warrant Outward No. 217 dated 2
Bahman 1357 Fasli (2.12.1947). The said verification by Tahasildar even
from copy pertains to a different warrant and not the one of which copy was
produced by the Respondent. The said warrant allegedly issued by Tahasildar
Patoda is not found to be genuine. The signature on this warrant is entirely
different from the signature found on the undisputed correspondence and
office notes signed by the same Tahasildar in the same file and it does not
tally at all with the signature on warrants received from police station
Ambejogai and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Gevrai or even with
other warrants contained in file of Tahasildar Patoda. The Commission has
also received report of the handwriting expert to this effect. Thus the warrant
is forged one. He is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which
deserve to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission
recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 236 (Respondent No.236)


Shri Bhau Tukaram Arsul

He applied for pension on 02.04.1990 on the basis of warrant alleged


to have been issued against him in file No. 7 of 1357 Fasli Outward No. 407
dated 02 Baheman 1357 Fasli i.e. 02 .12.1947 and produced Xerox copy of
warrant. He filed his own affidavit dated 24.12.1997 quoting various incidents
for the first time.

Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 13.12.1997 treated it as a


warrant case referred to the warrant and stated that since original record is not
available and the copy is not obtained on payment of fees but in the copy
name of applicant appears andin the absence of original record copy cannot
be relied but the committee is convinced that he worked in the Freedom
Movement and recommended his case. Member Secretary recorded that he
does not agree with the recommendation and one of the member P. V. Joshi
observed that the warrant is not properly verified.

In this case warrant verification was done by the Police Superintendent


as required by the District Collector and the verification is done through Police
Station Ambajogai stating that the name of the applicant is in the warrant. The
verification appears to have been done from the copy itself and not from the
original record.

The Additional Collector pointed out by letter dated 15.07.1998 to the


Deputy Secretary that the verification of the warrant is not proper , copy is not
reliable as original record is not available and there is no compliance of
Government Resolution dated 04.07.1995.

The High Power Committee sanctioned the pension relying on the


copy of warrant and the report of Police Superintendent that his name in the
warrant and recommendation of Zilla Gaurav Samiti.

He appeared before Mane Committee and his statement is recorded.


He has stated that no warrant was issued against him although he worked
against Nizam Government.
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Before Commission he filed application to call the original record from


Tahsil Patoda and filed a detailed affidavit in which there is more or less
repetation of facts stated in the earlier affidavits.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file


No.7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 F (2.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Ambejogai Police
Station. The signature on this warrant is entirely different from the signatures
found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes signed by the same
Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with signature on the
warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai and
warrant contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda.

It does not tally even with other warrants received from Ambajogai
Police Station. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in the separate part on warrant cases
of this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 237 (Respondent No.237)


Shri Vishwanath Bhagwan Rakh

Vishwanath applied for pension on 19.8.1986. In the said application


he has only mentioned that he cut shindi trees and investigated people not to
pay levy and provided food to the freedom fighters. He has also filed another
application dated 28.9.1987 and claimed that he twice applied for pension. He
claim pension on the basis of warrant issued against him in Outward No. 190,
file No. 101 of 14th Bahman 1357 Fasli i.e. 14th December 1947. The Xerox
copy of warrant produced by him is a copy of copy earlier obtained sometime
back by Kisan Gunaji of Rohatwadi. He filed affidavit dated 12.07.1998
wherein, he has referred to warrant issued against him. In further affidavit
dated 26.2.1999 he has improved his version by adding names of number of
freedom fighters and various incidents which are not even mentioned in the
earlier affidavits and he has also stated that he was required to be away from
his house for 9 months and was working underground. He also filed one more
affidavit dated 26.2.1999 in which he stated that Ashti Tahasildar had issued
warrant against him, it was not stated in earlier affidavits. He then filed
affidavits of Sahebrao Ganapati Sanap dated 26.2.1999. However, his case is
based on warrant issued against him.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti considered his application on 8.9.1989 in the


meantime warrant had been sent for verification to the Tahasildar Patoda vide
the letter of Collector dated 3.11.1992 in which he has asked the Tahasildar
with reference to specific queries attaching the copy of warrant and list of two
persons Vishwanath Bhagwan and Vasude Kesan. In his reported dated
4.12.1997 the Tahasildar stated that original record is not available in his
office and in the copy the names referred are found. However, this
verification has obviously been done from the copy and not from the original
record.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 29.6.1999 referred to


report of the Tahasildar that original record is not available and found that in
the absence of original record the copy produced cannot be relied upon,
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however, the Zilla Gaurav Samiti is convinced that he had taken part in the
freedom movement and recommended his case.

The Additional Collector wrote to the Section Officer on 15.9.1999


that he does not agree with the recommendation as warrant copy is not
reliable.

The High Power Committee accepted the recommendation referring to


the report of Tahasildar on 22.12.1999.

He appeared before the Mane Committee. His statement was recorded


and stated that warrant was issued against him as he was absconding.

He filed affidavit before the Commission wherein in he referred to the


warrant and stated that he obtained copy of warrant from Kisan Gunaji.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrant in file No.


101/1357 Onward No. 190 dated 14 Bahman 1357 Fasli (14.12.1947). The
alleged original warrant is in the file received from the Collector Beed
pertaining to Patoda Tahsil. The signature on this warrant is entirely different
from the signatures found on the undisputed correspondence and office notes
signed by the same Tahasildar and it also is not at all tallying with signature
on the warrants in the file of Police Station Ambajogai, in file of Zilla
Magistrate First Class Court, Gevrai and even on other warrants in file of
Patoda Tahsil. This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert
opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case. Thus the warrant not being
reliable he is not entitled to the Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve
to be and should be cancelled forthwith and the Commission recommends
accordingly.
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File Case No. 239 (Respondent No.239) (UNDERGROUND)


Shri Gahininath Deorao Rakh

He applied for pension on 29.1.1999 as underground freedom fighter


and also stated that warrant was issued against him by Tahasildar Patoda in
Outward No.209 file No. CC/205 1357 Fasli dated 24 Isfander 1357 Fasli
equivalent to 24th January 1948. He filed his own affidavit dated 15.1.1991 in
which few incidents are quoted. Howeer, on 23.4.1999 he filed another
affidavit making thorough improvement and additing various incidents and
names of freedom fighters to which no reference was made earlier.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti considered his case in the meeting of


29.6.1999 and referred to affidavits and the warrant issued against him and the
copy taken from the Civil Court Gevrai thereafter the portion to be inserted in
the following lines regarding their decision and recommendation is blank.
There is neither recommendation nor Statement that it does not recommend. It
is merely stated that the following remarks is being given and thereafter
nothing is added.

The Additional Collector wrote to the Section Officer on 15.9.1999


that there is no verification of warrant, copy is not reliable.

The High Power Committee relied on the copy of warrant and


verification stating that there is no verification but on the basis of same
warrant pension has been granted to some other persons and Zilla Gaurav
Samiti has recommended. In fact there is no recommendation of the Zilla
Gaurav Samiti. It is further added that the original record is available with the
Civil Judge Gevrai Court and name of the applicant is in the record and the
pension was sanctioned on 18.1.2000.

He appeared before Mane Committee and referred to the warrant


issued against him.

Before the Commission he filed affidavit referring to the warrant


issued against him.
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The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 241 (Respondent No.241)


Shri Haribhau Bhaguji Zambre

He applied for pension on 9.8.1989 as underground freedom fighter


and also on the basis of warrant issued against him by the Tahasildar Patoda in
file No. 7/1357 Fasli Outward No. 407 dated 2 Bahman 1357 Fasli i.e. 2nd
December 1947.

He has alsoproduced one Xerox copy of warrant in file No.201


Outward No. 313 dated 14 Isfander 1357 i.e. 14th January 1948. Thus he has
produced two different warrants.

The warrant was sent for verification to the Police Station by the
Collector Beed and was got verified from Ambajogai Police Station as the
copy showed that it was issued from Ambajogai Police Station and Xerox
copy of the same was filed. The report shows that Haribhau Bhaguji, Koli is
at Sr. No.18 in the copy of warrant.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 16.12.1997 stated that the
warrant copy is not reliable, however, the Zilla Gaurav Samiti is convinced
about the fact that he took part in the freedom movement and recommended
his case. One of the members P.V.Joshi objected stating that there is no
verification of warrant and the Additional Collector and Member Secretary
recorded that he does not agree with the recommendation.

Thereafter the Additional Collector wrote to the Deputy Secretary on


15.7.1998 that the copy of warrant produced by applicant is not reliable and
there is no compliance with the Government Resolution dated 4th July 1995.

The High Power Committee relied on the copy of warrant as it was


verified by Police Superintendent Beed through Police Station and accepted
the recommendation. The Under Secretary, however, mentioned that the
warrant is not verified. Pension was sanctioned on 25.9.1999.
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He appeared before Mane Committee and stated that warrant was


issued against him and he has produced Xerox copy and will produce certified
copy, which he has never produced.

He filed application before the Commission to call the original record


from the Tahasildar, Patoda and filed his affidavit with reference to the
warrant.

The case depends entirely on the reliability of warrants in File No.


7/1357 F Outward No. 407 dated 2 Behman 1357 F and in file No.201/57
Outward No. 323 dated 14 Isfander 1357 Fasli (14.1.1948). The alleged
original warrant dated 2 Behman 1357 F is in the file received from the
Ambejogai Police Station. The signature on this warrant is entirely different
from the signatures found on the undisputed correspondence/office notes
signed by the same Tahasildar of Patoda and it also is not at all tallying with
signature on the warrants received from the Judicial Magistrate First Class
Court Georai and warrant contained in file of Tahsildar Patoda and other
warrants received from Ambajogai Police Station. The alleged original
warrant dated 14 Isfander 1357 F is in the file received from collector Beed
pertaining to Patoda Tahsil and signature thereon is entirely different from the
signatures found on undisputed correrspondence/office notes signed by the
same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda and it is not at all tallying with signature on
warrants received from the Court of Judicial Magistrate First Class, Georai,
Ambajogai Police Station and other warrants in the file of Tahsildar Patoda.

This fact is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part on warrant cases of
this report apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 242 (Respondent No.242)


Shri Kondiba Tukaram Khade

He filed application on 30.6.1990 and along with it filed affidavit


stating that warrant was issued against him for arrest. He produced Xerox
copy of warrant on which there is endorsement “Verified that the Xerox copy
is true copy of original copy issued by Gevrai Court on 20.9.1990” Arrest
warrant is from File No 205 Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander 1357 Fasli i.e.
24th January 1948. Notice was issued to him on 6.7.1996 and thereafter he
filed another affidavit dated 22.1.1997 and referred to the warrant and stated
names of different freedom fighters for the first time claiming that he worked
with them.

For verification of the warrant the Collector sent a letter to the


Tahasildar enclosing a copy of warrant and list lof 112 persons with some
specific querries mentioned in the letter. The Tahasildar replied on 6.10.1997
that out of the list of 112 persons 8 similar names were found. The original
record is not available and therefore verification is done from the copy itself
by calling some person knowing Urdu and ascertaining the contents.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting held on 31.12.1998 stated that
the warrant copy issued by Civil Court but original record is not available and
no positive recommendation can be given. One of the member P.V/Joshi
remarked that he does not agree, in view of the judgment of Court.

The Additional Collector wrote to the Section Officer dated 20.3.1999


that the warrant is not reliable and there is no compliance with the
Government Resolution dated 4.7.1995.

The High Power Committee referred to the copy of warrant stating that
on the basis of same warrant pension was sanctioned to the person from
Osmanabad District. It appears that name of the applicant is in the warrant.
The Under Secretary however mentioned that warrant should be got verified.
However, pension was sanctioned on 28.1.2000.

He appeared before Mane Committee and in the statement recorded by


the Committee stated that he does not know whether warrant was issued
against him, and he does not know whether he was required to live out of his
house. He used to provide breads (Bhakaries) to the freedom fighters on his
own accord. He does not know when the pension application was filed and
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what documents were produced with it and what is the statement in his
affidavit and he will produce certified copy of warrant which he has not
produced. Similar statements is made in affidavit filed before the Commission
with further improvements.

The original warrant bearing file No. Nil Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This is apparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from three different


sources i.e. Ptoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8 warrants)
and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court Georai (6 warrants0 but the warrant
bearing file No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander 1357 F
(24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case, is not
amongst those 29 warrants when all 29 warrnats received are found to be
forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this report
on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of warrnt,
original whereof is not is existence can be believe3d to be genuine and true.

The report dated 6.10.1997 of Tahsildar Patoda to the effect that out of
112 names given in the list names similar to only 8 persons are and rest 104
are not in the copy of warrant sent to him for verification further strengthens
doubt about genuineness of the warrant.

Thus the warrant not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.
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File Case No. 243 (Respondent No.243)


Shrimati Lochanabai Ashruba Rakh

She applied for pension on 9.3.1990 for grant of pension claiming that
she was underground freedom fighter in the Hyderabad Freedom Movement.
In her affidavit dated 2.2.1990 she has stated that she and her husband were
underground and she used to go to the persons residing in various Camps for
giving secret information to the freedom fighters.

She was sent a notice on 6.7.1996 and in reply she stated that for 13
months she was required to live away from her house. She filed affidavit on
27.1.1997 and stated the names of well known freedom fighters which names
were not stated in earlier affidavit and also quoted some incidents for the first
time. This affidavit was filed with a view to comply with the requirements of
Government Resolution dated 4.7.1995. She has also produced copy of
warrant in file No. 205 Otward No. 209 dated 24 Isfandar 1357 Fasli i.e. 24th
January 1948.

The warrant was got verified by the Collector from the Civil Court and
the Civil Judge Gevrai informed the Collector that original warrant is not
available in the Court, the copy was issued to V.T.Chavan, Advocate and out
of the list of 175 persons sent by the Collector the name of Lochnabai was
found in the copy.

The Zilla Gaurav Samiti in its meeting dated 29.1.1999 stated that the
original record is not available but from the translation thereof it is seen that
she had taken part in Hyderabad Freedom Movement, since there is no
original record available decision be taken by the Government at higher level
that is to say that the Samiti could not give positive recommendation.

The Additional Collector wrote to the Section Officer on 20.3.1999


that original record of warrant is not available and copy is not trustworthy and
there is also no compliance with Government Resolution dated 4.7.1995.

The High Power Committee referred to the report of verification of the


warrant in another file and to the report of Civil Judge, Gevrai and it is further
stated that Zilla Gaurav Samiti has recommended which statement is incorrect
as there is no recommendation from Zilla Gaurav Samiti. The Under
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Secretary mentioned that there is no verification of warrant. However,


pension was sanctioned.

She appeared before Mane Committee and her statement was recorded.
She stated that she was providing bread (preparing bhakaries) to the persons
working in the field and along with that she was also giving breads (Bhakari)
to the congress workers. She further stated that her husband has prepared
application for the grant of pension and she had put her thumb impression and
has filed Xerox copy of warrant. She stated that she will produce certified
copy of warrant. Similar affidavit is filed before the Commission.

The original warrant bearing file No. --- Outward No. 205 dated 24
Isfander 1357 Fasli (24.1.1948) is in the warrants received from the Judicial
Magistrate First Class Court, Georai. The signature on this warrant is only like
initial and is entirely different from the signature found on undisputed
correspondence/office notes signed by the same person i.e. Tahsildar Patoda
and also is not at all tallying with the signature on warrants in the file of
police station Ambajogai, Patoda Tahsil and even other warrants received
from Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai.

This isapparent to the naked eye and is confirmed by the expert


opinion. The general observations made in separate part of this report on
warrant cases apply Mutatis Mutandis to this case.

The Commission received in all 29 warrants from the three different


sources i.e. Patoda Tahsil (15 warrants), Ambajogai Police Station (8
warrants) and Judicial Magistrate First Class Court, Georai (6 warrants) but
the warrant bearing File No. 205/1357 F Outward No. 209 dated 24 Isfander
1357 Fasli (24.1.1948), copy whereof is produced and relied upon in this case
is not amongst those 29 warrants. When all 29 warrants received are found to
be forged and false by the Commission as discussed in separate part of this
report on warrant cases for reasons given there under how can copy of
warrant, original whereof is not in existence can be believed to be genuine and
true.

Thus the warrants not being reliable he is not entitled to the


Sanmanpatra and allied benefits which deserve to be and should be cancelled
forthwith and the Commission recommends accordingly.