The Delhi (Urban Areas) Tenants' Relief Act, 1961
5. Restoration of land to tenant in certain cases.-
(1) Where, after the commencement of this Act, a person under disability or a religious or charitable institution has taken possession of land by ejecting the tenant therefrom under sub-section (2) of section 3 on the ground that the land is required for a purpose specified in that sub-section and such person or institution fails to use the land for that purpose within one year from the date on which such person or institution took possession thereof, the tenant shall be entitled to be restored to possession of the land from which he was ejected, on the same terms on which he held it at the time of ejectment.
(2) Where, on or after the 1st July, 1958 and before the commencement of this Act, any tenant of land has been ejected from the land and the ejectment could not have taken place if this Act had been in force on the date of such ejectment, the officer specified in this behalf by the Chief Commissioner may, either on his own motion or on application made by the tenant, restore him to possession of the land from which he has been ejected, on the same terms on which he held it at the time of ejectment.
(3) Nothing in this section shall be construed as entitling a tenant to be restored to possession of any land if it is under cultivation by the owner who is a person under disability or has, on or before the 28th day of March, 1961, ceased to be used for agricultural purposes.