Former India cricketer and DDCA chairman Amit Bhandari attacked by disgruntled players

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The Hush Post|18:00 pm|1-min-read

Former India cricketer and Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) chairman, Amit Bhandari was seriously injured on Monday, when a group of men allegedly attacked him. The incident took place in New Delhi’s Kashmere Gate area at the St Stephen’s Ground, where the trials of the Under-23 team were going on.

The attackers were suspected to be U-23 aspirants who reportedly weren’t short-listed in the team. Bhandari was attacked with iron rods and hockey sticks. The goons fled the spot before the police could arrive. He was rushed to Sant Paramanand Hospital at Civil Lines by his colleague Sukhvinder Singh. He sustained head and leg injuries but is out of danger. Bhandari received seven stitches for cuts on his legs and head.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Police have arrested one of the attackers, while the hunt for others is on.

DDCA president Rajat Sharma  said, “Immediate action will be initiated against the perpetrators. As far as the attack was concerned, it is presumed to be by one of the disgruntled players whose name was missing from the list of probables. We are still waiting for more details on the issue”.

“We will register an FIR and the guilty won’t be spared,” he assured.




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