Haryana Police on Wednesday initiated a departmental inquiry against their Arjuna awardee boxer Jai Bhagwan, who has been suspended following allegations of accepting a bribe of Rs one lakh.
Hisar Range inspector general of police Anil Kumar Rao said a departmental inquiry has been initiated against inspector Jai Bhagwan under the provisions of Punjab Police Rules. Barwala deputy superintendent of police Rajbir Singh has been appointed the inquiry officer.
The IG said a preliminary inquiry was conducted by DSP (headquarters) into a complaint alleging that Jai Bhagwan received a bribe of `one lakh from three gamblers, who were arrested in August. “The preliminary inquiry has pointed towards his involvement in the case,” he said.
The boxer and another constable Anil Kumar were placed under suspension by Hisar district police chief Satender Kumar Gupta on Tuesday. One of the arrested gamblers, a businessman, had approached police with a complaint against Jai Bhagwan.
He alleged that Bhagwan was demanding Rs 10,000 more through constable Anil Kumar even after `1 lakh were given to him as bribe to release the gamblers.
Jai Bhagwan has represented India in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and other international events. He won a bronze medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.