Kolkata: West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra on Wednesday alleged that gold medal winning athlete Pinki Pramanik was involved in a land scam as she had illegally sold a plot leased to her by the state government free of cost. But the former athlete denied any wrongdoing.
"The land was given to Pinki for building her personal residence and not for making profit. If she has sold it for making profit, that is illegal.
"Anybody who goes to the spot will see a five storey residence coming up there. One can find the name of the present owner from the Kolkata Municipal Corporation records," the minister said.