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Section 78 – The Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954

The Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954

 

78. Rights to crops and trees when ejectment takes effect. – 

 

(1) Where in execution of any decree (other than a decree under section 84) or order for delivery of possession the Court is satisfied that any ungathered crops or trees which are the property of the judgment debtor exist on the land to be delivered, the Court executing the decree or order shall, notwithstanding anything in the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908, proceed as follows:

 

(a) If the amount due from the judgment debtor is equal to or greater than the value of such crops or trees, the Court shall deliver the possession of the land with the crops and the trees to the Gaon Sabha or the land holder, as the case may be, and all rights of the judgment debtor in or upon such crops or trees shall pass to the decree holder.

 

(b) If the amount due from the judgment debtor is less than the value of such crops or trees and—

 

(i) The Gaon Sabha or the land holder pays the difference between such amount and the value to the judgment debtor, the Court shall deliver the possession of the holding the Gaon Sabha or land holder concerned and all rights, of the judgment debtor in such crops or trees shall pass to decree holder;

 

(ii) The Gaon Sabha or the land holder does not pay such difference , the judgment debtor shall have a right of tending, gathering or removing such crops or trees of fruits of such trees until such crops or trees have been gathered and removed or die or are cut down, as the case may be, paying such compensation for the use and occupation of land as the Court may fix.

 

(2) The Court executing the decree or the order of ejectment may on the application of any party determine the value of crops or trees and the compensation payable by the judgment debtor under the provisions of clause (b) of sub section (1).

 

 

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