Court noticed Goa its decision on a license renewal

The Bombay High Court noticed the government on a plea that challenged the state’s decision regarding a license renewal.

India.- The company Kanda’s Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited, owned by former Haryana minister Gopal Kanda, received a license renewal earlier this year after an alleged “misleading statement” made by Additional Advocate General Dattaprasad Lawande. The case was posted for hearing before the judge next week.

Social activist Aires Rodrigues filed a petition to the High Court challenging the decision to renew Kanda’s Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited 2011-2016 expired license. Rodrigues claimed that the off shore casino anchored near the Mandovi river wrongly notified the court that the government had already considered the renewal.

Rodrigues said that Lawande’s statement couldn’t have been different to the official government position, and that’s why the decision needed to be challenged. The activist also brought to light Goa Government’s 2013 decision of not renewing casino licenses.

Goa is currently one of cities where casinos are allowed to operate legally. The Indian state is in talks to get another off shore casino, but it is subject to change if the existing operators pay their rest of their dues in fines and their interests. Golden Globe Hotels is among the companies that could get the new floating casino.