Perpetual lease of public land can be cancelled when objective for lease ceases to exist, Delhi HC

Aditi Singh August 5 2019

The Delhi High Court has held that if the fundamental premise on which public land is allotted to an entity ceases to exist, a perpetual lease with respect to this public land can be canceled by the Land & Development Officer, Government of India.

The Judgment was passed by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru in a petition by Center of Applied Politics (petitioner) challenging the cancellation of a perpetual deed of lease deed dated July 2, 1977, executed in its favour with respect to . . .

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