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Section 15 – Treasure Trove Act,1878

Treasure Trove Act,1878

Section 15. And division thereupon

If any such suit is instituted and the plain-tiff’s claim is finally established therein, the Collector shall, subject to the pro-visions of, divide the treasure between him and the finder. If no such suit is instituted as aforesaid, or if the claims of the plain tiffs in all such suits are finally rejected, the Collector shall deliver the treasure to the finder.

STATE AMENDMENTS

Himachal Pradesh

Except that in sub-section (1), for the words ‘Chief Controlling Revenue-authority’, words “Financial Commissioner” are to be found in H. P. amendment is the same as in Punjab, etc. H. P. Act 16 of 1972, S. 8 (16-11-1972).

Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh

In its application to the State of Punjab, for section 15 substitute the following section, namely :

“15. Division of treasure on decision of the civil suit.

(1) If any such suit is instituted and the plaintiffs claim is finally established therein or the right of the claimant has been accepted by the Collector or on appeal by the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority, the Collector shall subject to the provisions of section 12, divide the treasure between him, the finder and the Government.

(2) If no such suit is instituted as aforesaid, or if the claims of the plaintiff in all such suits are finally rejected or the right of the claimant has been rejected by the Collector and also by the Chief Controlling Revenue Authority in case of appeal, the Collector shall, subject to the provisions of section 11, divide the treasure between the finder and the Government.” Punj. Act 24 of 1960, S. 8 (30-5-1969).

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