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Treasure Trove Act,1878

Treasure Trove Act,1878




1 Short title
2 Repeal of enactments
3 Interpretation-clause
4 Notice by finder of treasure
5 Notification requiring claimants to appear
6 Forfeiture of right on failure to appear
7 Matters to be enquired into and determined by the Collector
8 Time to be allowed for suit by person claiming the treasure
9 When treasure may be declared ownerless
10 Proceedings subsequent to declaration
11 When no other person claims as owner of place, treasure to be given to finder
12 When only one such person claims and his claim is not disputed, treasure to be adivided
13 In case of dispute as to ownership of place, proceedings to be stay- ted
14 Settlement of such dispute
15 And division thereupon
16 Power to acquire the treasure on behalf of Government
17 Decision of Collector final, and no suit to lie against him for acts done bona fide
18 Collector to exercise powers of Civil Court
19 Power to make rules
20 Penalty on finder failing to give notice, etc
21 Penalty on owner abetting offence under section 20

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