Arjuna Awards Controversy: Manoj Kumar's Case in Delhi High Court on Tuesday

Boxer Manoj Kumar - who won gold in Commonwealth Games 2010 - sued the Sports Ministry for not being included on the list of Arjuna Awardees

updated: August 25, 2014 23:25 IST
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Manoj Kumar (L) feels he deserves the Arjuna Award for winning two medals in the Asian Championships.


Boxer Manoj Kumar's case will come up for hearing in Delhi High Court on Tuesday morning. The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medalist had earlier sued the Sports Ministry for not being included on the list of this year's Arjuna Awardees.

Manoj had said he felt insulted after being 'snubbed' for the prestigious honour. Jai Bhagwan instead was nominated for the Arjuna Awards - India's highest honour for sporting excellence. The selection - and the consequent decision to make no changes to the original list - came as a shock to Manoj who said that he had been assured of being in the 15-athlete list.

"When my elder brother met the Sports Secretary on August 13, the Sports Secretary had admitted that there was a mistake on the part of the ministry by mistakenly thinking that I was involved in a dope offence. Mr Ajit Sharan had told my brother that my name will be added in the review meeting," he was quoted as saying.

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