Boxer Jai Bhagwan Suspended by Haryana Police for Taking Bribe: Reports

Updated: 07 October 2015 16:46 IST

Olympian boxer and Hisar district police inspector Jai Bhagwan has been suspended for allegedly taking a bribe of Rs one lakh from a trader.

Boxer Jai Bhagwan Suspended by Haryana Police for Taking Bribe: Reports
Jai Bhagwan is a Delhi Commonwealth Games bronze medal winner and two-time Asian Championships medallist. © AFP

Chandigarh:

Haryana Police have suspended international-level boxer Jai Bhagwan following allegations that he accepted bribe of Rs1 lakh, police said on Wednesday. (Read more boxing stories here)

Bhagwan is alleged to have received the bribe amount from three gamblers who were arrested in August in Haryana's Hisar district, a police official said.

Bhagwan, who was honoured with the Arjuna Award in 2014, is working with Haryana Police as an inspector and is posted in Hisar district.

The boxer and another constable Anil Kumar were placed under suspension by Hisar district police chief Satender Kumar Gupta on Tuesday following an enquiry by police.

One of the arrested gamblers, a businessman, had approached police with a complaint against Jai Bhagwan.

He alleged that Bhagwan was demanding Rs.10,000 more through constable Anil Kumar even after the earlier payment of Rs.1 lakh was made to him as bribe to release the gamblers.

Jai Bhagwan has represented India in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and other international events. He won a bronze medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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