Delhi HC dismisses petition over eviction process against Le Meridian
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by Reliance Industries challenging the eviction process started by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) against Le Meridian Hotel.
The court questioned the locus standi of Reliance Industries and termed it “proxy litigation.” It said the petitioner does not have any locus in the present petition. Justice J R Midha rejected the petition and imposed a fine of Rs 2 lakh on Reliance Industries, a sub-licensee of Le Meridian Hotel occupying the fifth floor of the commercial tower situated in the hotel. Reliance Industries was directed to deposit the fine within 10 days from the date of the order.
The civic body, which looks after the Lutyen’s Delhi, had issued an eviction notice to CJ International, operator of Le Meridian to evict the premises allotted to it in the NDMC area, following the failure to pay dues worth Rs 605 crore.