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authorities are entitled to receive information from
whatever source. The petitioner cannot insist for an
opportunity to cross examine the complainants..The
competent authority has the powr to determine whether
the petitioner belongs to that particular community as
claimed by him. The petitioner cannot insist the authorities
to disclose from where they have received information
about his social status. It is not as if, the competent
authority is required to prove that he does not belong to
"Kotiya Bentho OriyaB community. But, it is true that if the
certificates earlier obtained by him are to be cancelled, it
has to be established that those certificates were
obtained by playing fraud and misrepresentation or
making false representation. The petitioner is entitled for
only such documents upon which reliance is placed by
the competent authority for setting the proceedings in
motion. It means that the petitioner is entitled for copies of
those documents which are referred to in the showcause
notice and such other documents upon which the
competent authority may place reliance for determining
the issue. The petitioner is not entitled for any other
documents nor the respondents are bound to supply those
documents to enable the petitioner to establish his case.
(Para 12),

It is for the petitioner to obtain such documents, upon
which he wants to place reliance to establish his case that
he belongs to "Kotiya Bentho Oriya' community, as
claimed by him. The respondents cannot be complied to