NEW DELHI, July 19: Cricketer-turned Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar today confirmed that he had attended a meeting in which he had sought help in sorting out problems faced by a friend of his regarding his house in Mussoorie.
Reacting to news reports in this regard, Tendulkar’s spokesperson issued a statement in which he, however, claimed that the cricketer does not have any “economic interest” in the Landour cantonment where the property is located.
“Mr Tendulkar attended a meeting following which a formal written representation was submitted to the Ministry of Defence on a pending dispute regarding some development undertaken in Landour by Mr Narang. Mr Tendulkar has always maintained that the prevailing laws of the land should be upheld while giving a fair opportunity to all parties concerned to present their points of view,” the statement added without giving details of whom he had met in the government.
The news report had said that Tendulkar tried to intervene on businessman Sanjay Narang’s behalf when he met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to sort out a security dispute over the land with a neighbouring DRDO establishment.
A spokesperson for Tendulkar said he did not have any business relationship with Narang, who owns the property – Dahlia Bank – in Landour, which has allegedly violated construction norms.
“Mr Sachin Tendulkar has no present business relationship with Mr. Sanjay Narang nor does he have any economic interest, whatsoever, in the Landour cantonment,” he said in a statement. – PTI