‘It is a deep rooted conspiracy against business faternity’
SRINAGAR: A prominent business group’s contract to run a café at the Royal Springs Golf Course (RSGC) was cancelled “illegally” two days after it was allotted, Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) said on Thursday.
President FCIK, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, said that RSGC authorities cancelled a contract of 7C’s Café n Fine Dine, a unit of Alkhuddam Food & Beverages Pvt Ltd, to run the restaurant inside the place two days after it was allotted to its owner, Shiekh Feroz Ahmad.
“Two days after the functioning of the restaurant, he was asked to pack off. No notice was served to him. Despite court orders favoring the owner, no action was taken,” Mir said.
He said that officials at RSGC brought a police party from Nishat Police Station on August 4 who “ransacked the restaurant and whisked away kitchen staff only to be released at midnight.”
“The business community considers it as a deep rooted conspiracy against business fraternity of Kashmir,” Mir alleged.
Secretary RSGC, Nuzhat Gul, refuted the allegations saying the owner was asked to vacate the premises after he failed to comply with the allotment order and fulfill the requisite formalities.
“From the day one, the owner did not fix rates that is mandatory as per a clause of the allotment and started overcharging customers. I started receiving complaints,” Nuzhat said.
Feroz told Kashmir Reader that the issue started after he asked Nuzhat to pay for a breakfast she had ordered.