Punjab GAnchorovernment Department Rehabilitation
All the Deputy Commissioners in the State.
No. G-7/R-I9242) 5113-5124 dated, Jullundur, the 10/4/81
Sub: Land owned by locals but mortgaged with Muslims- Transfer/ Auction thereof
Under the provisions of article 61 of the Limitation Act, the local landowners, who had mortgaged their lands with Muslims, before partition of the country, had to bring a suit for redemption of the mortgaged land within a period of thirty years from the date of mortgage. Where they failed to do so, the land was to vest in the Custodian free from all encumbrances. Accordingly, instructions were issued vide the Department Endst. No. RII (242)G- 7/2845-55, dated 20.2.1975, to enter mutation in respect of such lands in favour of the Custodian. Tehsildars/Naib Tehsildars (Mahal) in the State, have separately been directed to supply Khasra-wise details of such lands so that the Central Government may be approached to issue notification for their acquisition under section 12 of the Displaced Persons (Compensation and Rehabilitation) Act, 1954. Until and unless such a notification is issued by the Central Government, these lands cannot be treated as acquired evacuee properties. You are, therefore, requested not to transfer such lands to the occupants thereof till further orders. These lands may also not be disposed of by way of auction. In case any such land has been transferred/auctions cancelled may please be taken under intimation to this Department.
Establishment & Accounts Officer,
for Deputy Secretary to Government of Punjab