It has come to light late that a man forged the signature of a judge and the judgement to be favourable to self.  A case has been registered at the Chintamani Town Police Station that a Shidlaghatta resident Ramanna (name changed) has forged the signature of the judge and tampered with the judgement, reported Kannada Prabha.

Ramanna had filed a case in 2012 at the Shidlaghatta High Court to declare that 8 acres and 63 Gunte land at Chikkaballapur belonged to him. This case was dismissed by the court on 2014 April 25. Ramanna had appealed against this judgement at the Chikkaballapura second additional district and session’s court in 2014.  On 2015 March 6, justice A K Naveena Kumari dismissed this petition and fined Rs 10,000 to Ramanna.  

After some time judge Naveena Kumari was transferred. Ramanna, with the help of  the court staff, obtained the judgement copy and changed the judgement to favour himself forged the signature and also managed to get it filed at the court’s archives.

After some months, justic G R Patil took charge at Chikkaballapur court. He was aware of the case. On suspicion he got the papers from the archives and examined.  He suspected that the signature was not original. He scanned the document and sent it to justice Naveena Kumari and asked for explanation.  Justice Naveena Kumari confirmed that the signature was not hers and the judgement was also fake.  Following this justice G R Patil lodged a complaint to the Chintamani Town police station.  

The complaint states that Ramanna had forged the judgement and the judge’s signature to favour himself. The Chikkaballapura district and sessions court had refused bail to Ramanna and he had appealed to the High Court.  The court granted him 18 days of interim bail to facilitate him to attend his brother’s daughter’s wedding on humanitarian grounds.