Special Correspondent

29 judgments and a decree of the High Court were forgedThe judgments pertain to award of compensation for land acquisition in Hasnapur village, Karimnagar, for LMD reservoirRs. 2.75 crores was fraudulently drawn on the forged documents

HYDERABAD: The police have arrested two persons, both main accused in a case of forgery of High Court orders, and produced them before the Sixth Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate here. CID sleuths arrested Sarvashanker, typist in the office of Assistant Director, Animal Husbandry, Karimnagar, at Motinagar, here, on June 12, according to a press release issued by the Additional Director-General of Police, CID, on Wednesday. The release said that M. Veeramallu, attender in the office of Special Deputy Collector, LMD Colony, Karimnagar, was arrested on Tuesday and the typewriters used for preparing the forged orders were recovered, apart from other incriminating material.

Following a complaint on May 24 last year by the Special Deputy Collector, SRSP, LMD Colony, Karimnagar, stating that 29 judgments and a decree of the High Court were forged, a case was registered and the investigation entrusted to a CID team led by DSP S. D. Gowtham.

The judgments pertained to the award of compensation for land acquisition in Hasnapur village of Karimnagar mandal during 1977-1982 for LMD reservoir.

The compensation amount was inflated to Rs.25,000 an acre in the cases where the High Court had actually dismissed the appeal petitions. An amount of Rs. 2.75 crores was fraudulently drawn on the forged documents.

The release said that Sarvashanker had committed the forgery in collusion with some staff of Special Deputy Collector, LA unit, LMD, several advocates of Karimnagar district and employees of courts.