Former Indian Bowler Amit Bhandari Attacked During U-23 Delhi Selections
The crime rate has always been at the top in Delhi. It has always been a place for local fights, where people easily violate the rules and regulations. Meanwhile, it struck to Delhi Cricket when one of the local cricketers wasn’t selected for the probable list. A gang of 15 members assaulted Amit Bhandari at the place, where trials are being carried out.
It is learnt that a couple of members were involved in a heated exchange with Amit Bhandari during the trials. Later, it turned out ugly, where a group of 15 members attacked Amit Bhandari with hockey sticks, Iron Rods and Cycle Chains.
The guilty will not go unpunished – Rajat Sharma
Speaking of the incident Rajat Sharma quoted that an FIR has been filed and will not let go the gang unpunished. Further, he added that strict action will be taken against the goons, who involved in the practice.
“We are trying to procure all details of the incident. As far as I have come to know, it is regarding one disgruntled player, who didn’t make it to the probable list for the National U-23 tournament,” Sharma quoted.
“The SHO from the local police station has reached Stephen’s ground and I have personally spoken to the Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik. The guilty will not go unpunished. I promise exemplary action against whoever is found involved in this misdeed. We will register an FIR,” Sharma said.
Shankar Saini narrates the story:
Meanwhile, Saini, the team manager of under-23 explained that a gang of 15 members attacks Rajat with rods in their hand. He added that goons asked everyone to stay away from it or else would be punished.
“I was having my meal along with a colleague inside the tent and Bhandari along with other selectors and senior team coach Mithun Manhas was watching the probably play a trial match.
“A couple of men first came and went up to Bhandari. There were heated exchanges between Bhandari and the two men. They left and before we could gather our thoughts, suddenly some 15 men armed with hockey sticks, rods and cycle chains came charging,” Saini said.
“When the other boys attending the trials along with us rushed to save Bhandari, they started threatening us and one of them said, “Don’t get into this or else we will shoot you.”
“They hit Bhandari with hockey sticks and rods and he sustained a head injury,” the former Delhi seamer added.
Well, it would be interesting to see how things would pan out. Most probably, policemen would catch the criminals, as the players, who attend the camp should give their details upfront.
Bhandari sustained head and ear injuries and was taken to Sant Paramanand Hospital at Civil Lines by his colleague Sukhvinder Singh.