Haryana’s Sports Minister and Olympian Sandeep Singh resigned from his post on Sunday. Former India hockey player Sandeep Singh met Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar in the morning and handed over his resignation after a case of harassment of a female coach was registered against him in Chandigarh. A complaint was lodged against Sandeep by the junior women’s coach of the Sports Department, accusing the Sports Minister of molesting and threatening her.
After resigning, Sandeep Singh said that “an atmosphere is being created to malign my image. A junior women’s coach has made allegations against me. On the basis of ethics, I have handed over my sports department to the Chief Minister. Investigation is going on in the matter, when the report of this matter will come, only after that the Chief Minister will take the next decision.
Sections 354, 354A, 354B, 342 and 506 of IPC have been invoked in the case registered at Sector 26 police station in Chandigarh. According to the Chandigarh Police, after registering the case, it is being investigated.
On the other hand, the women’s coach met Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij in Ambala to get the matter investigated properly. The victim narrated her entire ordeal to Anil Vij, after which Anil Vij has given assurance of investigation.
Lady coach has accused Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh that Sandeep Singh has sexually harassed her by calling her at the government residence. It has even been said that when the matter was complained to the Chief Minister and the State Home Minister, no help was received from their side. In this matter, the opposition has attacked the Khattar government and is demanding the resignation of minister Sandeep Singh. It has been said on behalf of the lady coach that she has molested the female players.
The victim said that Sandeep Singh had contacted me through Instagram. He was talking through some vanish mode, due to which all the talks got deleted. It is now being alleged that after this conversation, Sandeep Singh had called the lady coach to his official residence. Some documents were asked to come in the name and then tampering was done there.
According to the victim, she was lured by the minister with the posting of her choice and other facilities. It was said that if things are obeyed, everything will be achieved. But now because the lady coach did not accept any of the minister’s demands, it is being alleged that because of this she was transferred somewhere else and her training was also stopped. The big thing is that from the Chief Minister to other ministers, an appeal was made by the victim for help, but no action was taken. In this matter, the opposition is attacking the state government.
At the same time, Haryana’s DGP has done SIT in the case of Haryana Sports Minister Sandeep Singh and junior women coach dispute. It includes HCP Rajkumar Kaushik along with IPS Mamta Singh and Samar Pratap Singh. On behalf of the DGP, the SIT has been instructed to investigate the allegations of the female coach in a point-by-point manner and submit the report after completing the investigation as soon as possible.