Release from requisition
24. (1) Where any requisitioned property is to be released from requisition, the Deputy Commissioner may restore it to the person from whom the property was requisitioned or to his successor-in-interest or to such other person as may appear to the Deputy Commissioner to be entitled to such restoration.
(2) The delivery of possession of the requisitioned property to the person referred to in sub-section (1) shall be a full discharge of the Deputy Commissioner from all liability in respect of such delivery, but shall not prejudice any right in respect of the property which any other person may be entitled by the process of law to enforce against the person to whom possession of the property is so delivered:
Provided that when the person to whom the requisitioned property is to be restored on release from requisition wilfully neglects or refuses to take delivery of the requisitioned property on being directed in writing to take possession of such requisitioned property by the Deputy Commissioner, such requisitioned property shall be deemed to have been restored to such person within the meaning of this sub-section with effect from the date and time specified in the aforesaid direction.
(3) Where the person to whom possession of any requisitioned property is to be delivered cannot be found and has no agent or other person empowered to accept delivery on his behalf, the Deputy Commissioner shall cause a notice declaring that the property is released from requisition to be affixed on some conspicuous part of the property and shall also publish the notice in the official Gazette.
(4) When a notice referred to in sub-section (3) is published in the official Gazette, the property specified in such notice shall cease to be subject to requisition from the date of such publication and be deemed to have been delivered to the person entitled to possession thereof ; and the Deputy Commissioner shall not be liable for any compensation or other claim in respect of the property for any period after the said date.