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nity, which is recognised as Scheduled Caste under the or-
ders referred to herein above. The petitioner also obtained a
similar certificate on 3-2-1987 from the Sub-Collector,
The petitioner herein was served with a show-cause
notice on 22-12-1990 by the District Collector, Ongole, re-
quiring his explanation as to why the Certificates obtained
by the petitioner from the Tahsildar, Ongole and the Sub Col-
lector, Kandukur, should not be cancelled. In the show-cause
notice, it is, inter alia, alleged that the petitioner obtained
Caste Certificate from the Tahsildar, Ongole on 3-11-1980
certifying that he belongs to "Beda Jangam" caste in which it
is stated that he is a resident of Ongole. It is also alleged that
the petitioner obtained such certificates from the Tahsifdar,
Guntur on 18-11-1982 stating that he was a resident of
Chandramoulinagar, Guntur and for the third time from the
Sub Collector, Kandukur on 3-2-1987 stating that he belongs
to Beda Jangam Community and resident of Devagudur vil-
lage of Zarugumalli Mandal. The substance of the allega-
tions levelled against the petitioner is that the petitioner ob-
tained a Caste Certificate from three different officers on dif-
ferent dates claiming that he is a resident of Ongole, Guntur
and Devagudur village of Zarugumalli Mandal. In the show-
cause notice, it is also referred that the Mandal Revenue Of-
ficer, Zarugumalli made an inquiry into the matter, as the
matter was referred to him for verification and submitted his
report stating that the petitioner herein is resident of
Devagudur village and belongs to Jangam Caste. He does
not belong to Beda Jangam community which is recognised
as Scheduled Caste. In the showcause notice, it is observed
by the Collector that the report submitted by the Mandal Rev-
enue Officer proves beyond doubt that the petitioner has ob-
tained a false certificate from three different officers on differ-