New Delhi, July 19 (ANI
): Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday admitted that he had sought help from Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
in rescuing a luxury holiday resort that is embroiled in a security dispute with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO
) in Mussoorie.
According to reports, Tendulkar had tried to seek help on behalf of businessman Sanjay Narang, who owns the property at Dahlia Bank in Landour.
"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 Narang," Tendulkar's spokesperson said.
"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," he added.
The spokesperson for the cricketer-turned Rajya Sabha member, however, confirmed that the master blaster doesn't have any business relationship with Narang, nor does he have any 'economic interest' in Landour cantonment.
"This is pursuant to an article published in the media which comprises of several factual inaccuracies and falsehoods. 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. (ANI