M/S A & V Enterprise Llp vs State Of Punjab & Others on 21 February, 2024

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Punjab-Haryana High Court

M/S A & V Enterprise Llp vs State Of Punjab & Others on 21 February, 2024

Author: Arun Palli

Bench: Arun Palli

                                                        Neutral Citation No:=2024:PHHC:024443-DB




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            IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
                         AT CHANDIGARH

                                       Date of Decision :21.02.2024
                                       CWP No.24264 of 2017 (O&M)

M/s A & V Enterprise LLP

                                                             ......Petitioner
                                 Versus
State of Punjab and others
                                                             ...... Respondents

                                       CWP No.24270 of 2017 (O&M)

M/s Kshitij Promoters Pvt. Ltd.
                                                             ......Petitioner
                                  Versus

State of Punjab and others
                                                             ...... Respondents

                                       CWP No.24273 of 2017 (O&M)

M/s A & V Enterprise LLP
                                                             ......Petitioner
                                     Versus

State of Punjab and others
                                                             ...... Respondents

                                       CWP No.24276 of 2017 (O&M)

M/s Kshitij Promoters Pvt. Ltd.
                                                             ......Petitioner
                                  Versus

State of Punjab and others
                                                             ...... Respondents

CORAM:        HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE ARUN PALLI
              HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE VIKRAM AGGARWAL

Present :     Mr. J.S.Bhatia, Advocate for the petitioner.

              Ms. Anu Chatrath Kapoor, Addl. A.G. Punjab.
               Mr. R.S.Khosla, Sr. Advocate with
              Mr. Yogender Verma, Advocate for respondents No.3
              Mr. ADS Jattana, Advocate for respondent No.5
              in CWP-24276-2017




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ARUN PALLI, J. (Oral):

For, concededly, the matter in issue, in this batch of four petitions,

is identical, therefore, these are being decided by a common order and

judgment. However, the facts are being derived from CWP No.24264 of 2017.

The petitioner has prayed for the following substantive relief:-

“Civil Writ Petition under Article 226/227 of the
Constitution of India seeking issuance writ especially in the
nature of Certorari quashing the impugned auction held on
dated 11.10.2017, pursuant to the advertisement dated
06.10.2017 (Annexure P-2) whereby the site has been
auctioned to respondent no.5 being wholly illegal, arbitrary
and against well settled principles of law.

Further for issuance of a writ in the nature of
Mandamus directing the respondent authorities not to
confirm the sale and not to issue allotment letter during
pendency of the writ petition.

Further for issuance of the writ in the nature of
the mandamus directing the respondents to decide the
representation dated 13.10.2017 (Annexure P-7) submitted
by the petitioner.”

Learned counsel for the petitioner, in reference to the order dated

26.10.2017, submits that a Co-ordinate Bench, while issuing notice of motion,

had observed that the allotments, if any, made pursuant to the impugned e-

auction, would be subject to further orders of this Court. It is not disputed that

since the matter remained pending, no formal allotment(s) has so far been

made by the respondents-authority. It is submitted that prior to the institution

of this petition, the petitioner had even served the respondents-authority with a

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representation dated 13.10.2017 (P7), qua its concerns/grievances. But to no

avail. In the connected three petitions, no response has been submitted on

behalf of the respondents-authority, so far. Therefore, learned counsel for the

parties are ad idem that in the given circumstances, it would rather be

expedient, if all these petitions are disposed of, to enable the competent

authority to take cognizance of the representation (ibid) that is alleged to have

been submitted by the petitioner(s) so that necessary orders in accordance with

law could be passed thereon.

Learned counsel for the petitioner submits, for the matter is

pending for a considerable time, the respondents-authority be directed to

consider and decide the same, within a specified time.

In response, Mr. R.S.Khosla, learned Senior counsel for

respondent No.3 submits that the competent authority would take cognizance

of the representation, moved by the petitioner, at the earliest. And appropriate

orders, in accordance with law, would be passed, within a period of 8 weeks

from today. Further, before any such orders are passed, all the stakeholders

including the petitioner(s) would also be heard. And the petitioner(s) would be

communicated the date and time to appear before the competent authority.

In the wake of the position, as sketched out above, the petitions

are accordingly disposed of, in terms of the statement made by learned counsel

for the parties.

This Court is sanguine that the competent authority would

consider the claim of the petitioner in the right earnest. And the appropriate

orders shall be passed within the time indicated by learned Senior counsel for

respondent No.3.

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Needless to assert that this order shall not constitute an expression

of opinion on the merits of the case of either party, for, as indicated above, the

authority shall examine the grievance of the petitioner(s), strictly in accordance

with law.

(ARUN PALLI)
JUDGE

(VIKRAM AGGARWAL)
JUDGE
21.02.2024
Manoj Bhutani
Whether speaking/reasoned Yes/No
Whether reportable Yes/No

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