Prabhagiya Van Adhikari Awadh Van Prabhag v. Arun Kumar Bhardwaj

Forest Act, 1927 – Sections 3, 4, 5, 6, 20 – Zamindari Abolition and Land Reforms Act, 1950 (U.P.) – Sections 4 & 117 – Consolidation of Holdings Act, 1953 (U.P.) – Power to reserve forests – Notification by State Government – Bar of accrual of forest rights – Proclamation by Forest Settlement-officer – Notification declaring forest reserved – Vesting of certain lands etc., in Gaon Sabhas and other local authorities – Held, the revenue record is not a document of title. Therefore, even if the name of the lessee finds mention in the revenue record but such entry without any supporting documents of creation of lease contemplated under the Forest Act is inconsequential and does not create any right, title or interest over 12 bighas of land claimed to be in possession of the lessee as a lessee of the Gaon Sabha.