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I, KParthasarathy, son of (late) Sri K.Maiiikarjuna rao garu
aged about 52 years, resident of Hyderabad do hereby solemnly
affirm and state as follows:
1.       I am the concerned Assistant Secretary in the Social Wel-
fare Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh and as such
I am conversant with the facts and circumstances of the case to
the extent they are borne from the records of the case. I have
received a copy of the Affidavit and understood its contents.
2.       In reply to paras 1 and 4 of the petitioner's Affidavit it is sub-
mitted that the petitioner does not belong to Beda Jangam Com-
munity and the other averments made therein are denied.
3.      In reply to apra 5 of the petitioner's affidavit it is submitted
that in the case of Sri N.Chandrasekhara Linam, the Inquiry Of-
ficer (the then Commissioner of Welfare, Social Welfare Depart-
ment, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad). Conducted
"Denovo" enquiry as per the directions of the Government to as
certain and report about the social status of Sri N.Chandrasekhara
Lingam after giving notice to all concerned.
As the Directorate for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes, Commissioner of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes,
Government of India had also received certain representations
on this issue, its Director Sri P.Kamaleswara Rao, I.A.S., has as-
sisted the enquiry and he associated himself to acquaint about the
Beda Jangam Community. As the two officers performed their du-
ties in their official capacity, it is not correct to at tribute malafldes
to them.
4.       In reply to para 6 of the Patitioner's affidavit it is submitted
that after following the procedure only and giving one notice of the
"Denovo" enquiry to Sri N.Chandrasekhara Lingam and all others