Kar HC | Mysore Race Club not to be dispossessed of its land till the application for renewal is considered

Karnataka High Court: Alok Aradhe, J. disposed of the present writ petition directing the competent authority of the State Government to decide upon the application of the petitioner.

The facts of the case are that the petitioner, Mysore Race Club Ltd., was incorporated under the provisions of the Indian Companies Act, 1956. In 1970, 139 acres of land was granted a lease to the petitioner for the purpose of the race course. This was renewed from time to time before it expired on 30-06-2016. On 11-11-2016, respondent issued show cause notice to the petitioner with regard to some irregularities and was required to file its reply within 10 days. By this, the petitioner was asked to stop all the racing activities.

Counsel for the petitioner, Shiv Shankar L. submitted that an application seeking renewal had been filed. But, no decision has been taken by the competent authority of the State Government.

Counsel for the respondent, Vijay Kumar A. Patil, AGA, submitted that the lease has expired and therefore the petitioner has no right over the land.

The Court directed the competent authority of the State Government to decide on the application submitted by the petitioner within three months from the date of receipt of a certified copy of the order. Till then the petitioner is not to be dispossessed from the land.[Mysore Race Club Ltd. v. Govt. of Karnataka, 2019 SCC OnLine Kar 680, decided on 12-06-2019]

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