Indian Forest Act, 1927
83. Lien on forest-produce for such money. –
(1) When any such money is payable for or in respect of any forest-produce, the amount thereof shall deemed to be a first charge on such produce, and such produce may be taken possession of by a Forest-officer until such amount has been paid.
If such amount is not paid when due, the Forest-officer may sell such produce by public auction, and the proceeds of the sale shall be applied first in discharging such amount.
The surplus, if any, if not claimed within two months from the date of the sale by the person entitled thereto, shall be forfeited to Government.