Section 7. Special Court for trying claims
For the investigation and trial of claims under this Act, the State Government shall constitute, in every district in which there may be any waste lands capable of being sold, or otherwise deaIt with, on account of 1[the State Government], a Court consisting of an uneven number of persons, not less than three, of whom the Judge of the district, or the officer presiding in the principal Civil Court of original jurisdiction in the district, by whatever name his office may be designated, shall be one.
Power of members. Any one or more of the members of which such Court shall consist shall have power to make all such orders in the case as may be necessary prior to the hearing of the suit:
Exclusion of officer making original enquiry. Provided that, whenever the Collector, or other officer, by whom the original enquiry was held, is the officer presiding in the principal Civil Court of original jurisdiction in the district, such officer shall not be a member of such Court.
1. Subs. by the A.O.1937 for ” Govt.”