Sachin Tendulkar reportedly sought Manohar Parrikar's help to rescue 'illegal' Mussoorie resort

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar had met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar last year to rescue a luxury holiday resort in Landour, Mussoorie embroiled in a security dispute with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

File photo of Saachin Tendulkar. BCCI

File photo of Sachin Tendulkar. BCCI

The Rajya Sabha member cut short a trip to Australia to meet Parrikar with his request, senior defence ministry officials told The Economic Times.

According to the report, the property, Dahlia Bank in Landour cantonment area, where Tendulkar spends his summer, had allegedly breached the 50-foot, no-construction zone next to the Institute of Technology Management, a sensitive DRDO establishment.

The home is partly owned by Tendulkar's business partner Sanjay Narang.

Parrikar is believed to have heard Tendulkar's case at length but desisted from making any intervention in the issue.

Following the report, many took to Twitter to express their disbelief and disappointment:

Published Date: Jul 19, 2016 03:04 pm | Updated Date: Jul 19, 2016 03:36 pm

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