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Section 5 C – The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act,1971

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

Section 5 C. Power to seal unauthorised construction.-

1[Power to seal unauthorised construction. (1) It shall be lawful for the estate officer, at any time, before or after making an order of demolition under section 5B, to make an order directing the sealing of such erection or work or of the public premises in which such erection or work has been commenced or is being carried on or has been completed in such manner as may be prescribed, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Act, or for preventing any dispute as to the nature and extent of such erection or work.

(2) Where any erection or work or any premises in which any erection or work is being carried on has, or have been sealed, the estate officer may, for the purpose of demolishing such erection or work in accordance with the provisions of this Act, order such seal to be removed.

(3) No person shall remove such seal except-

(a) Under an order made by the estate officer under sub-section (2); or

(b) Under an order of the appellate officer made in an appeal under this Act]


1. Ins. by Act 35 of 1984 Sec. 4, (w.e.f. 13th November,1984).

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