August 13, 2016 8:07:14 pm
A Haryana power department employee has been suspended after boxer Manoj Kumar’s brother alleged that some persons have shifted a transformer from in front of their house in Kaithal district, so that their parents “do not get to watch his bout” in Rio Olympics.
Major Kumar, an Asian Games bronze-medallist and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, is gearing up for his pre-quarterfinal bout at Rio Olympics on Sunday.
“I got the transformer installed by requesting the previous Chief Minister. But some rowdy elements of the village took away the transformer so that my parents feel harassed and they do not get to watch Manoj’s match,” alleged Rajesh Kumar in his letter to Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij yesterday.
Rajesh, who is in Rio with his brother, sought strict action against the “rowdy elements” and an electricity department employee for “uninstalling” the transformer from in front of his house at Rajound.
In his reply Vij said that he has asked Superintendent of Police of Kaithal Sumer Partap Singh to send police personnel to their home to investigate the matter.
An assistant foreman, identified as Satpal, who was allegedly involved in shifting the transformer has been suspended, an Uttar Haryana Bijli Vitran Nigam (UHBVN) official said.
Meanwhile UHVBN Executive Engineer, P C Saini said, “We have reinstalled the transformer yesterday.”
The SP said two cops have been deployed outside the house of Manoj Kamar after Vij told him about the complaint.
“I had sent an SHO to the boxer’s home yesterday. However, the family refused to lodge complaint against anybody,” he said.
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