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Indian Hockey Captain accused of sexual exploitation


Indian Hockey Captain Sardar Singh has been accused of sexual exploitation by a former Under 19 British hockey player, following which an SIT was formed today to probe the issue.

Singh has rubbished the allegations levelled against him by the British hockey player of Indian origin.

As per the complaint filed at Koom Kalan Police Station yesterday, the victim alleged that she met the Captain during the 2012 London Olympics for the first time, following which they entered into a physical relationship.

The complainant alleged that she also underwent an abortion at Singh’s insistence.

She added that the Captain also took her to Bhaini Sahib Gurdwara, the headquarters of the Namdhari sect here, where he allegedly promised to marry her but later refused to do so.

Meanwhile, Ludhiana Police Commissioner Pramraj Singh Umranangal today formed a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to inquire into the complaint.

The SIT would be headed by ADCP Satbir Singh Atwal, ACP Purewal and SHO Koom Kalan PS SS Nagra. They have been instructed to start an inquiry immediately, Umranangal said.

The Indian Hockey Captain said, “I know her but it’s wrong to say that I assaulted her”.


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