Milkha Singh’s wife alleges harassment by estate officials

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2014 17:00 IST

Nirmal Milkha Singh, wife of legendary athlete Milkha Singh, was reportedly made to run from pillar to post by the UT estate officials from the past three months to get the building plan of her son-in-law approved.

Her son-in-law Manish Sanwalka and his two brothers were allotted half acre plot in Phase 2 of the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park in 2008 and were given its possession in 2009.

Nirmal, 77, who served in the Chandigarh administration as the director, sports, from 1984 to 1993, said her son in-law had submitted building plan with the estate office for final approval in mid-March. She claimed that she was in touch with Poonam Malik, personal assistant of the UT deputy commissioner.

Nir mal, who captained the Indian volleyball team, alleged that when she asked Malik for the delay she said they would move the file only when the DC asks for it.

According to the procedure laid down, an applicant submits the construction plan after which the junior engineer of the area concer ned visits the site and prepares a report. The case is then put up before the planning advisory committee for approval.

Unhappy with the delay, Nirmal on Monday went to meet UT deputy commissioner-cumestate officer Mohammed Shayin where she had heated arguments with Malik.

“I am surprised with the treatment meted out to me. One can imagine how ordinary citizens are treated by the officials,” she rued.

However, the deputy commissioner after meeting Nir mal asked the official concerned to give the approval.

When contacted, Shayin said the delay was on account of Lok Sabha election and the building plan had been approved.

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