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Section 4 – The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act,1971

The Public Premises(Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act,1971

Section 4. Issue of notice to show cause against order of eviction.-

(1) If the Estate Officer is of opinion that any persons are in unauthorised occupation of any public premises and that they should be evicted, the Estate Officer shall issue in the manner hereinafter provided a notice in writing calling upon all persons concerned to show cause why an order of eviction should not be made.

(2) The notice shall-

(a) Specify the grounds on which the order of eviction is proposed to be made; and

2[(b) Require all persons concerned, that is to say, all persons who are, or may be in occupation, or claim interest in, the public premises,

(i) To show cause, if any, against the proposed order on or before such date as is specified in the notice, being a date not earlier than seven days from the date of issue thereof, and

(ii) To appear before the Estate Officer on the date specified in the notice along with the evidence which they intend to produce in support of the cause shown, and also for personal hearing, if such hearing is desired.]

(3) The Estate Officer shall cause the notice to be served by having it affixed on the outer door or some other conspicuous part of the public premises, and in Such other manner as may be prescribed, whereupon the notice shall be deemed to have been duty given to all persons concerned.

(4) 1[* * * * *].


1. Sub-section (4), omitted by Act 7 of 1994, Sec. 5.

2. Substituted by Sec. 4, Act 7 of 1994, for Cl. (b).

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