Minister of State for Sports Sandeep Singh
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Haryana’s Sports Minister and former Indian hockey team captain Sandeep Singh has been embroiled in a controversy in connection with the molestation of a female coach. The minister on Friday sent a complaint to the Director General of Police (DGP) PK Aggarwal demanding an inquiry into the matter. After this, the DGP constituted the SIT under the leadership of ADGP Mamta Singh for investigation. Senior government sources have confirmed this.
On the other hand, the women coach reached the Chandigarh City SP’s office on Friday to file an FIR against the Sports Minister with a written complaint of physical and mental abuse. Chandigarh City SP assured him of a fair probe.
In the complaint given to the police, the female coach has given the date of the molestation incident as July 1, 2022. He has also demanded an investigation of the CCTV cameras installed from outside the minister’s residence till Sukhna Lake. The women’s coach alleges that even before getting the job, the sports minister asked her to be friends first and later offered to be his girlfriend.
Alleged that the Sports Minister kept messaging him on Snap Chat and Instagram. On the question of not having chat messages of the minister, the women’s coach said that she has strong evidence and she will present it in the police investigation. The women’s coach demanded that the deleted messages should be recovered by conducting a forensic examination of the minister and his mobile, this would reveal the whole truth.
The women’s coach says that she will also meet state Chief Minister Manohar Lal and former Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in this regard. If she does not get justice, she will sit on dharna. The PRO of Chandigarh Police said that the complaint of the lady coach has been forwarded to the Sector 26 police station for further action.
Said- Why did the minister show kindness, joining in September, the list was sent on May 13
The women’s coach says that she joined the Sports Department in September, while the Sports Minister had sent Haryana Government’s confidential report to her on snap chat on May 13 itself. In this, it was claimed that he had put his name in the selection list. He told that the minister had said that the sports director had cut your name from the list, but he himself got your name inserted in the list.
Threats are being received after the complaint against the minister
The women’s coach also alleged that she has been receiving constant threats ever since she opened the front against the minister. He is being threatened from Instagram to social media. But she is not going to back down from this. If anything happens to him, the Sports Minister will be responsible for it. The women’s coach has also pleaded for security.
The matter reached the BJP high command
This matter has become a sore throat for the government since the allegations made by the women’s coach. In the tenure of eight years so far, no minister has faced such allegations. Earlier, the son of BJP leader Subhash Barala was accused of chasing the IAS’s daughter and stopping the vehicle. After going to the high command, an impartial inquiry is being conducted in this matter.
Sports deputy director came in support of the minister, accused the coach of arguing
Panchkula. Sports Deputy Director Kavita Devi held a press conference at Tau Devilal Stadium on Friday against the female coach who accused the Sports Minister of molestation. He said that the lady coach did not come to the gym on time. When she was interrupted, she argued with me and said that she would come to the gym on her own free will. Despite being on academic leave, he raised the demand for a fair probe into the matter while talking to reporters. Earlier, he also said that the sports minister’s behavior is very good. He does not think that the minister would have tampered.
When she got entangled in the questions, she said, I did not call the press conference
During the press conference, Kavita Devi could not answer the questions of the journalists. She said that she does not claim that the Sports Minister is innocent. After knowing about this matter, being only a player, she had come to meet the journalists. Seeing the worsening of the matter, he also said that he did not call this press conference. She is currently on academic leave. When he was told that Vikas Rana, the press consultant of the Sports Minister, had sent an invitation for this press conference, he denied having any knowledge about it.
Vidhansabha Speaker arrived to meet the Sports Minister, the meeting lasted for an hour
Haryana Assembly Speaker Gyanchand Gupta met the Minister of State for Sports on Friday. Gyanchand Gupta, who reached the minister’s residence in Chandigarh, held a meeting with the minister for about an hour. It is being told that during this time Gupta got detailed information about the allegations. Sources claim that Gupta has heard the entire side of Sandeep Singh and now the matter will go to the Chief Minister. Only after this the BJP and the government will clear their stand regarding the minister. At present, the BJP has kept silence in this matter.