Snubbed for Arjuna Award, Boxer Manoj Kumar to File Case Against Sports Ministry

There had been speculation that the Arjuna Awards panel might make changes and include the 2010 Commonwealth Games boxing star Manoj Kumar's to the list, making him the 16th member to be recommended for the sporting honour.

updated: August 21, 2014 14:50 IST
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File photo: India's Manoj Kumar during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Patiala: Feeling "insulted" after his name was not added to this year's list of Arjuna awardees, boxer Manoj Kumar on Wednesday said he would sue the Sports Ministry for the "injustice" meted out to him.

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

Sports Authority of India Director General Jiji Thomson, who was part of the Awards committee, said the panel discussed seven athletes in the review meeting but it was unanimously agreed that no changes were needed.

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