Laws of Bangladesh

The State Acquisition and Tenancy Act, 1950 (East Bengal Act)

( ACT NO. XXVIII OF 1951 )

Chapter III


Restoration of agricultural land in certain cases
13. (1) If a person has been ejected after the 7th day of April, 1948, otherwise than by a decree or order of a Civil Court or an order of the Collector or of any Revenue-officer empowered by the Collector, from any agricultural or horticultural land held by him free of rent in consideration of some service to be rendered under any system referred to in sub-section (1) of section 11, such person may, within six months from the date of commencement of this Act, apply to the Collector for the restoration of such land to him.
(2) When an application has been made under sub-section (1), the Collector, after giving the parties an opportunity of being heard and taking such evidence and making such enquiries as he thinks fit, if satisfied that the applicant was so ejected after the said date from such land so held by him shall pass an order restoring such land to the applicant with effect from such date not being later than the first day of the agricultural year next following the date of the order as the Collector thinks fit.
(3) If the person in possession of such land does not give up its possession to the applicant with effect from such date, the Collector shall, on the application of such applicant, eject such person and place such applicant in possession of such land:
Provided if such person be a person other than the landlord, he shall get reasonable compensation, as determined by the Collector, from the landlord.
(4) When any agricultural or horticultural land is restored to a person under this section, the provisions of section 11 shall apply to such land.

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