The Hush Post / 12: 27pm/ 1-min-read
After a video of a Goa-based swimming coach molesting a minor girl came to light on social media, Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said he would ensure the coach doesnot get a job anywhere in the country.
The coach has already been sacked. “A stringent action will be taken through Sports Authority. Firstly, it’s a heinous crime of serious nature so I’ll urge the Police to take stringent penal action against the coach urgently,” he tweeted.
The minister also asked the Swimming Federation of India to ensure that the coach is not employed anywhere in the country.
The coach Surajit Ganguly from Bengal had been employed by the Goa Swimming Association (GSA) over two years ago. The Goa Swimming Association confirmed that Ganguly’s contract has been terminated.
“…we terminated Surajit”s contract immediately after watching the video. Both the girl and coach are from Bengal,” GSA Secretary Syed Abdul Majid told news agency PTI.
“We had appointed him because he had a good track record as a coach,” he added. He has won 12 medals in international swimming competitions. He won his first medal at the Asian Swimming Championships in Hong Kong in 1984.