Section 28K in The Airports Authority of India Act, 1994

Title: Appeals to Tribunal

Description: 1[28K. Appeals to Tribunal.--(1) Any person aggrieved by an order of the eviction officer under this Chapter may, within fifteen days from the date of such order, prefer an appeal to the 2[High Court]: Provided that the 3[High Court] may entertain any appeal after the expiry of the said period of fifteen days, but not after the period of thirty days from the date aforesaid, if it is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by sufficient cause from filing the appeal in time. 4***** 1. Ins. by Act of 43 of 2003, s. 8 (w.e.f. 1-7-2004). 2. Subs. by Act 33 of 2021, s. 19, for Tribunal in such form as may be prescribed (w.e.f. 4-4-2021). 3. Subs. by Act 33 of 2021, s. 19, for Tribunal (w.e.f. 4-4-2021). 4. Sub-sections (2), (3), (4) and (5) omitted by s. 19, ibid. (w.e.f. 4-4-2021).

Title: Procedure and powers of Tribunal

Description: Omitted by The Tribunals Reforms Act, 2021 (33 of 2021), s. 19 (w.e.f. 4-4-2021).

Title: Finality of orders

Description: 1[28M. Finality of orders.--Subject to the provisions of this Act, every order made by an eviction officer 2*** under this Chapter shall be final and shall not be called in question in any suit, application, execution or other proceeding and no injunction shall be granted by any court or other authority in respect of any action taken or intended to be taken in pursuance of any power conferred by or under this Chapter.] 1. Ins. by Act of 43 of 2003, s. 8 (w.e.f. 1-7-2004). 2. The words “or the Tribunal” omitted by s. 19, ibid. (w.e.f. 4-4-2021).

Title: Offences under this Chapter

Description: 1[28N. Offences under this Chapter.--(1) Whoever, unlawfully occupies any airport premises, shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six years and with fine. (2) Whoever fails to comply with any order of the eviction officer or the 2[High Court] under this Chapter shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years and with fine. (3) If any person who has been evicted from any airport premises under this Chapter again occupies the premises without authority for such occupation, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to ten years and with fine. (4) The court may, while convicting a person under sub-section (3), make an order for evicting that person summarily and he shall be liable to such eviction without prejudice to any other action that may be taken under this Chapter.] 1. Ins. by Act of 43 of 2003, s. 8 (w.e.f. 1-7-2004). 2. Subs. by Act 33 of 2021, s. 19, for “Tribunal” (w.e.f. 4-4-2021).

Title: Offences by companies

Description: 1[28-O. Offences by companies.--(1) Where any offence under this Chapter has been committed by a company, every person who, at the time the offence was committed, was directly in charge of, and was responsible to, the company for the conduct of the business of the company, as well as the company, shall be deemed to be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly: Provided that nothing contained in this sub-section shall render any such person liable to any punishment provided in this Chapter, if he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or he has exercised all due diligence to prevent the commission of such offence. (2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), where an offence under this Chapter has been committed by a company and it is proved that the offence has been committed with the consent or connivance of, or is attributable to, any neglect on the part of, any director, manager, secretary or other officer of the company, such director, manager, secretary or other officer shall also be deemed to be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly. Explanation --For the purposes of this section,-- (a) "company" means any body corporate and includes a firm or other association of individuals; and (b) "director", in relation to a firm, means a partner in the firm.] 1. Ins. by Act of 43 of 2003, s. 8 (w.e.f. 1-7-2004).

CHAPTER 5A EVICTION OF UNAUTHORISED OCCUPANTS, ETC., OF AIRPORT PREMISES