Senior sports official from Gurugram booked for cheating

The official has been booked for allegedly depositing false income documents to get scholarships for his two sons in 2011.

gurgaon Updated: Jun 01, 2018 08:53 IST
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Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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Police said a case regarding the matter under IPC sections 177, 181, 200 and 420 was registered at Civil Lines police station. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A senior sports official from Gurugram has been booked for allegedly submitting false income documents to avail scholarships for his two sons in 2011. Police said the official, Paras Ram, wanted scholarship money worth Rs 75,000 for his two sons.

Police said a case regarding the matter under IPC sections 177, 181, 200 and 420 was registered at Civil Lines police station.

The matter came to the fore after a Right to Information plea was filed in 2014 by a scholarship aspirant who wanted to know on what basis were the former gymnastics coach’s sons awarded the money. Soon after the revelation, the official claimed that he was not aware that the scheme was meant for only Scheduled Caste students, who family had less than Rs 2 lakh income.

Ravinder Kumar, PRO, Gurugram police said, “A case has been registered against the accused at civil lines police station and the matter is being probed.”

First Published: Jun 01, 2018 08:52 IST