IHF sets up committee to probe sting operation

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New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) The Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) today set up a three-member committee to inquire into the sting operation in which federation's secretary K Jothikumaran was caught on camera accepting money for getting a player selected in the national team.

The Committee will be headed by retired Judge of Madras High court, Justice K M N Natarajan. The two other members are former Director General of Police, Tamil Nadu, W I Davaram IPS (retd), and IHF Joint Secretary Rajeev Mehta.

The sting operation that was carried out by a news channel showed that after receiving a cash payment of Rs two lakh and a promise of another three lakh to be delivered to his man in Delhi, IHF general secretary Jothikumaran assured the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of getting a player selected for the Indian senior hockey team which will play in the the Azlan Shah tournament next month.

The bribe of Rs two lakh was given to Jothikumaran in a five star hotel here in two instalments on April 10 and 11.

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