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Search & Seizure of Property under Section 17 of PMLA

The search and seizure is a deprivation of civil liberty, and as such, principles of natural justice need to be adhered, by requiring the such reasons for such search and seizure, to be communicated to the aggrieved party. In absence of such a communication, the search and seizure so conducted is bad in law for the want of natural justice.
 
In the case of CIT & Ors. v. Oriental Rubber Works, [(1984) 1 S
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Subsisting rights in the property

In the case of The Deputy Director Mr. Vivek Prasad Vs. Sh. Vikram Dixit, Smt. Sadhna Dixit and M/s. Asthana Properties Pvt. Ltd., it was held as under:
 A property can be attached only if the Defendants have subsisting rights in the immovable property and it can be shown that the Defendants will be entitled for specific performance of alleged agreement with the any other Defendant who have such rights in the immovable property which has not been terminated or such
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