The firm has challenged the October 27 verdict delivered by a division bench of high court which had dismissed IHCL's petition challenging the move by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to auction the property.
When contacted, advocate Rishi Agrawala, appearing for IHCL in the matter, said they have filed a petition in the Supreme Court in the matter but it is under defect.
"We have filed it (petition in Supreme Court). It is not registered fully. It is in defect but it has been numbered," Mr Agrawala said.
The high court, in its verdict, had dismissed IHCL's plea saying the company has "no right" for renewal of the licence period and the NDMC was "within its power" to secure maximum consideration for grant of licence for the property situated at the prime location of 1, Man Singh Road in Lutyen's Delhi.
"To put it pithily, IHCL has no right under the licence for a renewal thereof and therefore no further issue needs to be considered and decided," the high court had said while dismissing IHCL's appeal in which it had challenged a single judge order dismissing their suit seeking to restrain NDMC from auctioning the property.
The property, owned by NDMC, was given to IHCL on a lease of 33 years. The lease had ended in 2011 and the company was given nine temporary extensions since then on various grounds, with three of them granted last year itself.
NDMC had in January this year said it was in the process of assessing the assets of the hotel in preparation for the much-delayed auction.
IHCL had earlier approached the single judge bench seeking a decree of permanent injunction restraining the NDMC from interfering in any manner with the possession, right to operate, run and maintain the hotel premises.
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