Dear Mr Srikanth,
The answer to your queries are as follows:-
1. Yes you can send eviction notice and file eviction proceedings before the rent controller of your area. The jurisdiction of rent controller generally lies with Judicial magistrate First class or metropolitan magistrate. But this may differ among jurisdictions. Keep the copy of notice and postal receipt. Further download the tracking report once the notice is delivered.
2. Yes you may claim expenses for litigation etc. Although the courts are not generous in granting such expenses. The fees of your lawyer would be way more than what the court will grant you.
3. No you cannot claim any damages. Although you may claim repair cost of the property if you are able to prove that the tenant has damages the property beyond reasonable wear and tear.
4.No he cannot claim ownership in the property. The ownership can be claimed only if some has adverse possession on our property that too for 12 years.
District & Sessions Court, Chandigarh
Punjab & Haryana High Court, At Chandigarh
Disclaimer:- The above opinion is only for guidance.