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Section 165 – The Representation of the People Act,1951

The Representation of the People Act,1951

Section 165. Release or premises from requisition

(1) When any premises requisitioned under section 160 are to be released from requisitioning the possession thereof shall be delivered to the person from whom possession was taken at the time when the premises were requisitioned, or if there were no such person, to the person declared by the State Government to be the owner of such premises, and such delivery of possession shall he a full discharge of the State Government from all liabilities in respect of such delivery, but shall not prejudice any rights in respect of the premises which any other person may be entitled by due process of law to enforce against the person to whom possession of the premises is do delivered.

(2) Where the person to whom possession of any premises requisitioned under section 160 is to be given under sub-section (1) cannot be found or is not readily ascertainable or has no agent or any other person empowered to accept delivery on his behalf, the State Government shall cause a notice declaring that such premises are released 1roin requisition to be affixed on some conspicuous part of such premises and publish the notice in the Official Gazetted.

(3) When a notice referred to in subsection (2) is published in the Official Gazette, the premises specified in Such notice shall cease to be subject to requisition on and from the date of such publication and be declared to have been delivered to the person entitled to possession thereof, and the State Government shall not be liable for any compensation or other claim in respect of such premises for any period after the said date.

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