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Section 16 – The Punjab Land Reforms Act,1972

The Punjab Land Reforms Act,1972

Section 16. Summary eviction and fine

(1) Any person who is in wrongful or unauthorised possession of any land.

(a) the transfer of which either by the act of parties or by the operation of law is invalid under the provisions of this Act; or

(b)to use and occupation of which he is not entitled under the provisions of this Act;

may, on an application made within a period of one year of such wrongful or unauthorised possession, and after summary enquiry, be ejected by the Collector, who may also impose on such person a penalty not exceeding one thousand rupees.

(2) The Collector may direct that the whole or any of the penalty imposed under sub-section (1) shall be paid to the person who has sustained any loss or damage by the wrongful or unautheorised possession of the land.

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