To recover property possession, NRI only needs to prove India return

Harjit Singh's counsel argued that the landlord's attempt to evict the tenant is not bona-fide as he owns other properties in India, and the landlord failed to mention his other ancestral properties in India in the rent petition.

To recover property possession, NRI only needs to prove India return
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The Punjab and Haryana High Court dismissed a tenant's appeal and ordered him to vacate an NRI's property, ruling that an NRI is not required to establish any bona-fides in order to have his property vacated. Harcharan Singh, the landlord was formerly based in Canada, but he intended to move to India. As a result, he filed an eviction petition, which was approved by the Rent Controller.

Justice Rajbir Sehrawat's panel ruled that an NRI must only prove that he is returning to India. With this assertion, he can reclaim property right away. NRI Harcharan Singh had filed an eviction suit with the Rent Controller in Jalandhar, stating that he needed the residence for his own purposes after returning from overseas.