DEMIAN R MARAK Vs. GARO HILLS AUTONOMOUS DISTRICT COUNCIL, TURA
HIGH COURT OF MEGHALAYA
Demian R Marak
Garo Hills Autonomous District Council, Tura
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PRAFULLA C.PANT, C.J -
(2.) BY means of this writ petition, the petitioner has challenged the order dated 16.01.2013, passed by the Secretary, Executive
Committee, Garo Hills Autonomous District Council, Tura,
awarding a contract of realization of toll, at Toll Gate at New
Putimari Soenang to Shri Jampingstone Areng (respondent No. 3).
In short, the writ petitioner has pleaded that neither any tenders were floated by the respondents No. 1 and 2 nor any notice
was published inviting members of the public to submit their
bids/tenders/offers for toll gate at New Putimari Soenang,
regarding realization of the toll tax to be collected from the vehicles
passing through it. It is further pleaded that arbitrarily the
contract was given to respondent No. 3 which is violative of Article
14 of the Constitution of India. It is also pleaded that the petitioner is a businessman who wanted to submit his offer for the contract.
(3.) RESPONDENTS have filed their counter affidavits. But what has been pleaded by them is that Garo Hills Autonomous District
Council (Market Tax) Regulation, 1970 is not applicable to the toll
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