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Section 9 – Treasure Trove Act,1878

Treasure Trove Act,1878

Section 9. When treasure may be declared ownerless

If upon such enquiry the Collector sees no reason to believe that the treasure was so hidden; or

if, where a period is fixed under, no suit is instituted as afore-said within such period to the knowledge of the Collector; or

if such suit is instituted within such period, and the plaintiff’s claim is finally rejected;

the Collector may declare the treasure to be owner less.

Appeal against such declaration.

Any person aggrieved by a declaration made under this section may appeal against the same within two months from the date thereof to the Chief Controlling Revenue-authority.

Subject to such appeal, every such declaration shall be final and conclusive.


Himachal Pradesh

In its application to the State of Himachal Pradesh, in section 9, for the words “Chief Controlling Revenue-authority”, substitute the words “Financial Commissioner”. H. P. Act 16 of 1979, S. 3 (16-11-1972).

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