Sardar Singh Gets Hockey India's Support Following Sexual Harassment Notice

Updated: 22 June 2016 20:51 IST

Sardar Singh, against whom Delhi Commission for Women's sent a notice on the allegations of sexual harassment, has received Hockey India's support. HI said a detailed reply can only be filed after the 2016 Rio Olympics

Sardar Singh Gets Hockey India
Sardar Singh was accused of allegedly sexually harassing a British women's hockey player. © PTI

New Delhi:

Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday sought 10 weeks' time to respond to the Delhi Commission for Women's notice on the allegations of sexual harassment against Sardar Singh but firmly threw its weight behind the Indian captain by questioning the complainant's "belated" charges.

In a letter to DCW chairperson Swati Mahliwal, HI said since the national team has a six-nation Tournament followed by the 2016 Rio Olympics, it would be able to send a comprehensive response on the matter only after August 23.

"We shall provide you with a detailed response once the team is back from Brazil and after ascertaining and verifying all the facts as stated by you in your notice dates June 14, 2016," HI said.

"It is obvious that the complaint has been filed at a belated stage. Therefore we would like to verify all the facts and only after the verification will be able to respond to the notice issued by you."

The woman, in her complaint, has alleged that Sardar physically abused her after promising to marry her. Sardar, on his part, has denied the allegations.

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Highlights
  • Sardar accused of allegedly sexually harassing a British women's player
  • Sardar also got Delhi Commission for Women's notice regarding the issue
  • Hockey India (HI) sought 10 weeks' time to respond to the notice
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