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The Forest Act, 1927

( ACT NO. XVI Of 1927 )

Chapter IX

PENALTIES AND PROCEDURE

Procedure when offender not known, or cannot be found
57. When the offender is not known or cannot be found the Magistrate may, if he finds that an offence has been committed, order the property in respect of which the offence has been committed to be confiscated and taken charge of by the Forest-officer, or to be made over to the person whom the Magistrate deems to entitled to the same:-
 
 
Provided that no such order shall be made until the expiration of one month from the date of seizing such property, or with out hearing the person, if any, claiming any right thereto, and the evidence, if any, which he may produce in support of his claim.

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