—(1) For the purposes of this section, “public authority” means the Government, the Collector, and any other person, corporation or body, authorised or empowered by any written law to acquire land compulsorily.
(2) Where registered land has been acquired by any public authority otherwise than by purchase or agreement, an instrument of acquisition in the approved form, executed by that authority or by some proper officer appointed by the authority in that behalf, may be lodged with the Registrar.
(3) The Registrar shall not be concerned to inquire into the regularity or validity of the acquisition, but upon registration thereof the estate or interest acquired shall vest in the public authority according to the tenor of the instrument of acquisition.
(4) On registration of an instrument of acquisition, the Registrar shall cancel the registration of all encumbrances including any mortgage, charge or lease thereby overreached and shall, if so requested, cancel the folio (and the certificate of title thereof if produced for that purpose) and shall create a new folio for the estate or interest not affected by the acquisition.
(5) Whenever a public authority that has become the proprietor of registered land so requests, the Registrar shall endorse on the relevant folio a notification to the effect that the land has become vested in the Government as State land, and has ceased to be subject to the provisions of this Act.