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FIR Against Badminton Star Lakshya Sen Over Alleged Age Fraud: Report

India's number one shuttler Lakshya Sen, his family, and former national coach Vimal Kumar were charged with cheating and age fraud in an FIR filed in Bengaluru.

India’s main shuttler Lakshya Sen, his family, and previous public mentor Vimal Kumar were accused of cheating and age extortion in an FIR documented in Bengaluru. The FIR, documented on Thursday by M Goviappa Nagaraja, asserted that the 21-year-old ruling District Games champion, alongside his sibling Chirag Sen, had fudged their age to get into playing age-bunch competitions starting around 2010. The objection, a duplicate of which is in control of PTI, likewise names Sen’s dad Dhirendra, a mentor with the Games Backing of India, mother Nirmala, and Kumar who has been training the team for over 10 years.

They have been accused of cheating (Segment 420), fraud (468), involving a manufactured report as veritable (471), and acts done by a few people of normal aim (34) under the Indian Corrective Code.

The Sen siblings, who hail from Uttarakhand, train under Kumar at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Foundation in Bengaluru, while the complainant runs one more foundation in the city.

The complainant claimed that Kumar connived with Lakshya’s folks to produce a birth testament in 2010 and assuming the charges were demonstrated, the star Indian shuttler, who was granted the Arjuna as of late, should forego a ton of his records.

Completely denying the charges, Kumar told PTI: “It is extremely irritating. It is modest stuff. Lakshya has gotten along admirably and has begun preparing again after a break. It is intellectually extremely upsetting for him.” Right now No. 6 on the planet, Lakshya was on Wednesday respected with the Arjuna Grant at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. He came out on top for a Big showdown bronze in the wake of going down to comrade Kidambi Srikanth in 2021.

He was likewise a sprinter up in the All Britain Titles and assumed a key part in India’s noteworthy Thomas Cup win recently.

The main mentor of the Prakash Padukone Badminton Foundation, Kumar further said in an explanation that the claims were “unmerited, paltry, and made with malignant expectation”.

“As all badminton darlings know, age check is the sole privilege and obligation of the Badminton Relationship of India who is the sole overseeing expert for directing the game in India,” he said.

“All players regardless of where they train generally address their separate associated state units or the country while partaking in any homegrown or global competition.

“My concentration over the 30 years as a mentor has forever been to prepare our impending young people as well as could be expected to bring shrubs for our nation in light of their legitimacy.

“I hence deny this multitude of misleading charges against me. I don’t want to offer any further remarks in such a manner,” he added.

According to the objection, Lakshya’s age is 24, while the date of birth (August 16, 2001) enlisted with the Badminton Relationship of India makes him three years more youthful.

His senior sibling Chirag, then again, is claimed to be 26, even as his BAI ID makes him 24 (July 22, 1998).

As per the grievance, Lakshya denied a few kids from gaining admittance to quality badminton offices and sponsorships by partaking in a few competitions in age bunch class.

The complainant further affirmed that their family and the mentor ruined numerous forthcoming capable shuttlers in the district and requested legitimate activity against the five.

Lakshya and his family are yet to answer regarding this situation.