HC issues notices to Ministry of Youth Affairs
Chennai: The Madras High Court on Thursday issued notices to Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, New Delhi, Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu and Indian Olympic Association on a petition filed by Dr Srinivasa Ragavan, Professor of Forensic Medicine, Chennai.
Raghavan prayed to take appropriate legal action against one P V Rathee of Chandigarh, P Prabhu of Chennai and Kulwinder Singh of Gurgaon for issuing bogus National Level Sports Certificates and declare the sports/merit certificates issued by them as null and void.
Justice K K Sasidharan sought reply from the Centre and State sports Authorities by August 5.
Ragavan submitted that his son being an outstanding Gymnast at state and national level had an occasion to see the certificates issued by those persons the legal action sought by him.
He alleged that on an enquiry by him to Gymnastic Federation of India and Indian Olympic Association, it was revealed that the above persons were not recognised by Indian Olympic Association and Gymnastic Federation of India.
He also alleged that issuing certificates by them would amount to forgery and criminal breach of trust and cheating, and sought for direction from High Court for appropriate legal action by the Central and State Sports Authorities.
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