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Delhi selector Amit Bhandari assaulted

Amit Bhandari. File

Amit Bhandari. File   | Photo Credit: V.V. Krishnan

Bhandari sustained head and ear injuries and was taken to Sant Paramanand Hospital at Civil Lines by his colleague Sukhvinder Singh.

Former India seamer Amit Bhandari was on Monday assaulted by goons at the St. Stephen's College ground. Bhandari was engaged in the process of conducting selection trials for the Delhi team for the Mushtaq Ali Trophy.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad said police received information around 1:15 p.m. regarding the incident.

“A case under section 308 (Attempt to commit culpable homicide), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation), and 34 (Common intention) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered and main accused Anuj Dheda and one Naveen have been arrested,” she said.

According to an eye witness, a group of nearly 20 persons invaded the venue and targeted Bhandari for not favouring one of the players.

 “The attack was vicious. He was beaten up by this large group even as Amit kept running to save himself,” the witness said.

Bhandari, who is chairman of the State senior selection committee, was being assisted by co-selectors Sukhvinder Singh and Mohan Chaturvedi and team manager Shankar Saini.

Bhandari had reportedly been receiving threats for some time. He was treated for the injuries and is said to be out of danger.

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