INDO IMEX AGENCIES PRIVATE LIMITED Vs. LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA
HIGH COURT OF DELHI
INDO IMEX AGENCIES PRIVATE LIMITED
LIFE INSURANCE CORPORATION OF INDIA.
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AVADH BEHARI ROHATGI, J. -
(1.)The petitioner in this case is a company, M/s. Indo Imex Agencies (Pvt.) Ltd. The company has brought this petition under Article 226 of the Constitution challenging the validity of the order of the Additional District Judge dated 19-1-1979.
(2.)These are the facts. The petitioner company occupies premises No. 12 (1/26-28) in a building known as Sunlight Building at Asaf Ali Road, New Delhi. This building belongs to the respondent, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC). After the take over of the Life Insurance business by the Government this Sunlight Building which belonged previously to Sunlight of India Insurance Company vested in the LIC on the passing of the Life Insurance Corporation Act in 1956.
(3.)LIC issued a notice dated 27-11-1975 under Section 106 of the Transfer of Property Act terminating the tenancy of the company with effect from 29-12-1975. The company did not vacate the premises. Proceedings were taken before the Estate Officer under the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971 (the Act). The Estate Officer ordered eviction of the company on 14-9-1978.
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