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Report No. 173

9. Issue of show-cause notice before forfeiture of proceeds of terrorism.-

(1) No order forfeiting any proceeds of terrorism shall be made under section 8 unless the person holding or in possession of such proceeds is given a notice in writing informing him of the grounds on which it is proposed to forfeit the proceeds of terrorism and such person is given an opportunity of making a representation in writing within such reasonable time as may be specified in the notice against the grounds of forfeiture and is also given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in the matter.

(2) No order of forfeiture shall be made under sub-section (1), if such person establishes that he is a bona fide transferee of such proceeds for value without knowing that they represent proceeds of terrorism.

(3) It shall be competent to the Designated Authority to make an order in respect of property seized or attached,-

(a) in the case of a perishable property, directing it to be sold and the provisions of section 459 of the Code shall, as nearly as may be practicable, apply to the net proceeds of such sale;

(b) in the case of any other property, nominating any officer of the Central or State Government to perform the function of the Administrator of such property subject to such conditions as may be specified by the Designated Authority.

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