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Land owned by locals but mortgaged with Muslims allotment thereof.


Punjab Government Department of Rehabilitation


All the Tehsildars (Sales) in the State.


No G- 7/R-I(242)/3895-3902/Dated, Jullundur, the 25.3.1981

Sub: - Land owned by locals but mortgaged with Muslims Allotment thereof


Reference correspondence resting with this Department Endst. No. G- 7/R­1(242)/43631-48 dated 31-10-1980 on the subject cited above.

2. 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 mortgagetlB1id 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 this Department Endst. No. RII(242)G- 7/2845-55, dated 20-2-1974 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 of the Displaced Persons (Compensation & 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 allot such lands to displaced persons /war widows till further order. The number of cases in which allotment of such lands has been made, should also be reported.

3. The instructions should be complied with meticulously.

Deputy Secretary to Govt. Punjab,

 Rehabilitation Department.

Hon'ble Revenue Minister


Special Chief Secretary, Department of Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management

Sh.  K A P Sinha, IAS

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