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Hockey veteran Mukesh Kumar booked on charges of getting IA

Hyderabad, PTI | Updated : 14 February 2019, 12:11 AM
Hockey veteran Mukesh Kumar booked on charges of getting IA (Representational Image)
Hockey veteran Mukesh Kumar booked on charges of getting IA (Representational Image)

A cheating case has been registered against triple Olympian and former India hockey team captain N Mukesh Kumar and his brother for allegedly obtaining fake Scheduled Caste certificates and securing jobs in the Indian Airlines, police said on Wednesday. Acting on a complaint by a local ‘Tahasildar’, an FIR had been registered under the Indian Penal Code sections 420 (cheating) an 471 (using as genuine a forged document) against Kumar and his brother Suresh Kumar, Bowenpally Police Station Inspector D Rajesh told PTI.

Kumar, an Arjuna awardee, and his brother allegedly furnished false SC ‘A’ Mala caste certificates and secured employment in the state-run Indian Airlines while they belonged to backward class ‘A Nayee Brahmin” community, he said quoting the complaint.

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The airlines had earlier requested the Hyderabad district officials to inquire into the matter after it received a complaint that the two brothers did not belong to the SC community.

We are proceeding further with the investigations, the police official added. Reacting to the development, Mukesh Kumar, a city resident, said he had been having the SC certificate from class I.

“I got the job in the Indian Airllines under the sports quota,” he told PTI. Mukesh Kumar, a star forward, had represented India in over 300 international matches and scored as many as 80 goals.

He had featured in three Olympic Games - Barcelona (1992), Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000). He has also been conferred with the Padma Shri award.

First Published: Thursday, February 14, 2019 12:11 AM

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