Acknowledgement is a relevant event for purposes of counting the time for limitation. When a debt is acknowledged within the time prescribed for limitation, time begins to run afresh or from the date of acknowledgement. Here mere acknowledgement will serve the purpose. But in the case of time barred debts, such acknowledgement shall specifically mention the debt and recite that the time barred debt will be paid without any objection relating to its limitation. The said acknowledgement shall also clearly contain an admission of the continuing debt. In cases of pre-emption if a person in occupation acknowledges the title of the real owner either by direct or indirect recognition of such title, he will not be entitled to raise after 12 years that his occupation was uninterrupted. Such acknowledgement if made to some other persons not related to the property, it will not interrupt the run of prescription.
[Ref.: Shapoor v. Durga, AIR 1961 SC 1236; H. Rahman v. A. Ali, 1921 (48) IA 212.]