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Section 33 – Punjab Colonization of Government Lands (Punjab) Act 1912

Punjab Colonization of Government Lands (Punjab) Act 1912

Section 33.Additional powers of Collector in regard to offences

If any person, without permission of a Revenue Officer of a grade to be specified by the 2[State] Government-

(a) clears or breaks up for cultivation, or cultivates ant land which is owned by, or is in the possession of the 1[Government] and is not included in any tenancy or allotted residential enclosure or which has been set apart for the common purposes of a town or village community or section of the same or for a road, canal or water-course; or

(b)erects any building on any such land; or

(c) fells or otherwise destroys standing trees on such land; or

(d)otherwise encroaches on any such land; or

(e) makes an excavation or constructs a water channel on any such land;

he shall, on complaint made by order of or under authority from the Collector, be punished on conviction [* *1 * *] with a fine not exceeding Rs. 200.

Explanation.-The felling of trees planted by an owner or tenant on any village road or water-course traversing his holding is not an offence under this section.


1The word “by any Magistrate” omitted by Punjab Act 25 of 1964.

2Substituted for the word “Crown” by the Adaptation of Laws order,1950.

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