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Tendulkar denies interest in property

By The Assam Tribune

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

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