My Grandfather bought agricultural land in name of my cousin in 1965. Will this be considered benami property?



My Grandfather bought agricultural land in name of my cousin in 1965. Will this be considered benami property? The money for buying the property came from income from cultivation of ancestral land. My grandfather died without making a will. Do I have any right in that property?

My Grandfather bought agricultural land in name of my cousin in 1965. Will this be considered benami property?
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2 Replies to “My Grandfather bought agricultural land in name of my cousin in 1965. Will this be considered benami property?”

  1. this is in India ain’t it Mithun ?
    Wastelands with no changes or no use for a long period are automatically transferred & turned to as Government properties


  2. The land in your cousin’s name is for all legal purposes is registered in his name and is his property.
    Section 4 of THE BENAMI TRANSACTIONS (PROHIBITION) ACT, 1988 clearly provides: Prohibition of the right to recover property held benami-
    (1) No suit, claim or action to enforce any right in respect of any property held benami against the person in whose name the property is held or against any other person shall lie by or on behalf of a person claiming to be the real owner of such property.

    In your case even if this property purchased by the grand father in 1965 in your cousin’s name now after the enactment of this Act you cannot file suit against him to claim any right in respect of this property even if this was benami transaction done in 1965.





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