Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, July 13: Leading industrialist and owner of Alcor Hotel, Rajiv Singh Dugal has appealed to the district administration to open the sealing of his hotel and allow him to work independently in his companies located there.
Interacting with the media, Dugal said that the High Court has released him on bail. The matter is sub-judice and he has full faith in the court. At present he has requested the district administration to allow his companies to function and operate businesses as it is causing financial loss not only for him but also the government’s revenue.
Dugal said that through his companies, he paid 33 crore rupees in the financial year 2018-19 under GST and income tax. Apart from the hotels, there are about 700-750 people employed in the companies.
He said that his family has been in Jamshedpur since 1967 and they have been running many industries for the last 45 years. He used to provide employment to 2.5 thousand people only in JMT. In Jamshedpur, his image was that of a clean entrepreneur, but a recent incident has tarnished his image. If the police had given him an opportunity to present his case a little, he might have been satisfied with it. Dugal said that this will be the first incident in the country when the entire hotel or establishment has been sealed for so-called ‘crime’ in a room.
Dugal said that the charges and the case in which he was sent to jail is very painful and disappointing. On this occasion, his wife Kanwal Dugal also spoke in the same emotional manner. She said that the hotel is his and his daughters’ dream project, which they run in a very professional manner. No woman and daughter can tolerate such gruesome indictments against their husbands or fathers when they themselves are involved in supervising hotel operations.