Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999
18. Recovery of possession for occupation etc. and re-entry.
(1) Where a decree for eviction has been passed by the court on the ground specified in clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 16, and the premises are not occupied within a period of one month from the date the landlord recovers possession or the premises are re-let within one year of the said date to any person other than the original tenant, the court may, on the application of the original tenant made within thirteen months from such date, order the landlord to place him in occupation of the premises, on the terms and conditions existing on the date of passing of the decree for eviction and, on such order being made, the landlord and any person who may be in occupation of the premises shall give vacant possession to the original tenant.
(2) Any landlord who recovers possession on the ground specified in clause (g) of sub-section (1) of section 16 and keeps the premises unoccupied without reasonable excuse and any landlord or other person in occupation of the premises who fails to comply with the order of the court under subsection (1) shall, on conviction, be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three months or with fine which may extend to five thousand rupees or with both.