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Fabrication in revenue record by revenue officers

Question: Our land records are fabricated by the revenue officers for providing illegal relief to some persons who have more than 18 acres of lands. When I examined my revenue record on taluka by giving application for duplicate record of my lands, that officer was trying to delay my application. He said that there are no such records but after persuasion of this matter he showed my revenue records. My all the records are now replaced by some other persons. Records show that I have grant sublease to them for an uncertain period. When I shared this fact to my neighbours they are also examined their revenue record and they found that there is Fabrication in revenue record by revenue officers. Now we want to initiate legal proceeding against them. What legal step should be taken by us?


Under section 147 and 148 of the Land revenue code of Maharashtra, revenue officers are bound to maintain all the revenue records truly and correctly. Those sections mandate legal obligation upon him and breach of this act is punishable under section 348 of said act.

If revenue records show that land is on sublet to those persons then you should take duplicate copies of Land account from the lethal. Because lethal is bound to present a local survey of the land and without his survey, no alteration can be possible inland revenue records.

When there is any transfer of title or right in respect of agriculture land collector is bound, under section 296 of the land revenue act, to keep all that records. It is a clear case of a conspiracy by those persons got alteration in revenue record for their benefits and the revenue officers.

Fabrication cannot be taken place without collusion with revenue officers. You should file FIR under section 466/468/471/477- A/120-B/109 IPC and also present an application before the anti-corruption bureau.

Fabrication of public document is an offence punishable under section 466/468/471/477-A IPC and there is a conspiracy with revenue officers so it is punishable under section 120-B. Officers committed abatement of offence which is punishable under section 109 IPC. If the police officer refuses to write FIR you should approach to the court under section 156(3) crpc.

Shivendra Pratap Singh


High Court Lucknow