VIDEOCON INDUSTRIES LTD Vs. D D A
HIGH COURT OF DELHI
VIDEOCON INDUSTRIES LTD.
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S.RAVINDRA BHAT, J. -
(1.) In this proceeding under Article 226 of the Constitution of India, the
petitioner claims directions for quashing of two orders/notices dated 22.08.03
and 25.08.03 issued by the Delhi Development Authority ("DDA"). By the impugned
demand dated 22.8.2003, the DDA had directed the petitioner to pay Rs.
15,09,31,495/- towards un-earned increase (hereafter referred to as "the
impugned UEI demand"); by the second demand dated 25-8-2005, it demanded Rs.
10,74,00,000/- towards ground rent and Rs. 3,56,00,000/- due to interest charges
for belated payment on ground rent, both for the period from 28.11.1997 to
14.01.04 ( hereafter referred to
as "the impugned ground rent demand").
(2.) One M/s Skipper Constructions (Pvt). Ltd had purchased a commercial
plot, being No. E-1, Jhandewalan Extention, New Delhi, measuring 2548
sq.mts.(hereafter referred to as "the plot"), for constructing a multi-storeyed
commercial complex, sometime in 1980. Some construction was carried out but
later, the structure was left un-finished. After protracted litigation and
under directions of the Supreme Court, the DDA floated a tender for re-
auctioning of the plot with super structure, in 1994.
(3.) M/s Banganga Investments Pvt. Ltd. (hereafter "BIPL") participated in
the auction and submitted its tender, offering to pay Rs. 70.1 crores for the
plot. Since the bid was highest, it was accepted and eventually confirmed by
the Supreme Court. The acceptance of the tender was communicated by the DDA to
BIPL on 06.12.94.;
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