The Requisitioning and Acquisition of Immovable Property Rules,1953
Section 5. Breaking open of locks on requisitioned property
Where the possession of a requisitioned property is not handed over in compliance with an order issued under sub-section(1) of section 4 of the Act and the premises are found locked, the competent authority or any other person authorized by it in writing in this behalf may break open the lock in the presence of two witnesses of the locality and take possession of the property :-
(i) before any such action is taken the competent authority shall satisfy itself that the order under sub-section(1) of section 4 has been duly sered on the party concerned and that the party is evading compliance with the order;
(ii)the powers under this rule shall not be exercised a any time after sunset or before sunrise; and
(iii) where possession is taken in pursuance of the powers conferred by this rule, an inventory of the articles found in the premises shall be made in the presence of two witnesses and such articles shall be stored in safe custody.