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.
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).