Mithilesh Kumar Pandey & Anr vs Delhi Development Authority & Ors on 11 May, 2016

1. The petitioners, who are advocates, have filed the present
petition claiming to be in public interest seeking a mandamus thereby
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terminating the extension of lease granted in favour of Indian Hotels
Company (IHCL) in respect of Hotel Taj Palace by respondent
No.1/DDA and further for issuance of directions to Central Bureau of
Investigation (CBI) or any other competent agency to probe and
investigate into the extension of lease granted in favour of IHCL in
respect of Hotel Taj Palace, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi.

2. The contention of the petitioners in the petition is that lease
agreement was executed between DDA and IHCL in respect of the
property i.e. Hotel Taj Palace, Sardar Patel Marg, New Delhi on
01.04.1983 for a period of 30 years. The said lease agreement ended
on 31.03.2013 and instead of conducting an auction for running the
operation of Hotel Taj Palace, the DDA chose to renew the lease in
favour of IHCL for a further period of 25 years w.e.f. 01.04.2013.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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