Aggrieved Manoj to sue ministry

 Feeling “insulted” after his name was not added to this year’s list of Arjuna awardees, boxer Manoj Kumar said he would sue the Sports Ministry for the “injustice” meted out to him.

The recommendation of boxer Jai Bhagwan for the Arjuna awards stands after the selection committee on Tuesday decided not to make any changes in the original 15-athlete list.

Manoj told PTI that he had been assured by the sports secretary and Thomson himself that his name would be added in and their backtracking was a “betrayal”.

Manoj’s elder brother and coach Rajesh Kumar said that he will file a case in the Punjab and Haryana High Court. “This is an injustice to my brother. What motivation an athlete will have to bring laurels for the country if he was treated like this,” he asked.

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