New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal of Tata group-run Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), which runs the luxury Taj Mansingh Hotel, challenging auctioning of the property by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
 
A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Pratibha Rani dismissed the plea, which was an appeal against a single judge order upholding the hotel’s auction.
 
On September 25, a single judge had dismissed an IHCL suit to renew its licence and upheld the NDMC’s decision to auction the property. 
 
The property, owned by NDMC, was given to IHCL on a 33-year lease that had ended in 2011. IHCL has been since managing the property on several extensions it has got.