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HCS officer evicts children from tennis court to play with friends

Even as the Haryana government has given priority to sports by creating infrastructure for budding players, a Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officer evicted budding tennis players from Zymkhana Club ground at Sector 3 of Rohtak on Saturday evening to play with his friends.

india Updated: Apr 14, 2013 17:58 IST
HT Correspondent

Even as the Haryana government has given priority to sports by creating infrastructure for budding players, a Haryana Civil Services (HCS) officer evicted budding tennis players from Zymkhana Club ground at Sector 3 of Rohtak on Saturday evening to play with his friends.


Around 10 children aged between eight and 14 years had to leave the court when Amarjeet Singh Mann, former additional deputy commissioner and estate officer of HUDA in Rohtak, stormed into the court with the club's security personnel.

The children used to play in the Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex, which was undergoing repair and was closed for a week. So, students of the state tennis academy and those taking coaching privately shifted to the Zymkhana Club.

Parents of the children undergoing training expressed displeasure over the sudden change of plan, but could do little due to objection from the club authorities. The club guard directed the coach and children not to come to the court after 6pm as it was reserved for the officer.

However, parents of the affected children said since academy children played between 4 and 6pm, those taking coaching privately had the only option of playing after 6pm.

SS Sheoran, Zymkhana Club manager, said they had permitted children to play for two hours in the evening - from 4 to 6pm.

On being asked about the alleged rough behaviour of the officer, he said he was unaware of the incident and if any such thing had taken place, the authorities would ensure to prevent it in future.