Income Tax Act, 1961
Sch. II Part III Rule 61. APPLICATION TO SET ASIDE SALE OF IMMOVABLE PROPERTY ON GROUND OF NON-SERVICE OF NOTICE OR IRREGULARITY.
Where immovable property has been sold in execution of a certificate, such Income-tax Officer as may be authorised by the Chief Commissioner or Commissioner in this behalf, the defaulter, or any person whose interests are affected by the sale, may, at any time within thirty days from the date of the sale, apply to the Tax Recovery Officer to set aside the sale of the immovable property on the ground that notice was not served on the defaulter to pay the arrears as required by this Schedule or on the ground of a material irregularity in publishing or conducting the sale :
Provided that – (a) No sale be set aside on any such ground unless the Tax Recovery Officer is satisfied that the applicant has sustained substantial injury by reason of the non-service or irregularity; and
(b) An application made by defaulter under this rule shall be disallowed unless the applicant deposits the amount recoverable from him in execution of the certificate.