Section -73

Direction for Mutation

The writ petitioner who is respondent No. 1 has purchased the house in question, after it was restored to the previous owner by the Cantonment Board. All the formalities for mutation as required under section 73 of the Cantonment Act have also been complied with. In the circumstances the Cantonment Board is under an obligation to mutate the name of the writ petitioner. Non-payment of maintenance costs by the previous owner cannot be a ground for refusal to mutate her name in the records of the Cantonment Board.

Cant. Board & Anr Vs. Sayeda Rahat Ara Quamrun Nahar & Anr. 6BLT (AD)-80.