Revenue Record Entries do not confer Title to a Property

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‘Such entries only enable the person in whose favour mutation is recorded, to pay the land revenue in respect of the land in question.

The entries in the revenue records do not confer title to a property, nor do they have any presumptive value on the title.

The bench comprising Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice Krishna Murari noted that such entries only enable the person in whose favour mutation is recorded, to pay the land revenue in respect of the land in question.

 “The said contention is legally misconceived since entries in the revenue records do not confer title to a property, nor do they have any presumptive value on the title. They only enable the person in whose favour mutation is recorded, to pay the land revenue in respect of the land in question. As a consequence, merely because somebody’s name was recorded in the Survey Settlement of 1964 as a recorded tenant in the suit property, it would not make him the sole and exclusive owner of the suit property”.

The bench dismissed the appeal holding that the appellant failed to adduce any evidence whatsoever, apart from the Survey Settlement of 1964 to establish that the suit property was the self-acquired property.

Source: Livelaw.com