Paddler Soumyajit Ghosh has been booked for rape.His Commonwealth Games participation is under a risk due to this allegation.
Who is Soumyajit Ghosh?
Soumajit Ghosh is an Indian tennis player from West Bengal.He was the youngest Indian player to¬†qualify for the 2012 Olympics.Ghosh was then selected for the coming Commonwealth Games owing to his¬†high world ranking.
On Wednesday,March 21,an 18-year- old girl lodged an FIR in Barasat,West Bengal against Ghosh accusing him of raping her¬†on a false promise of marriage.
The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) was reported saying that they learned about the incident through newspaper reports and have managed to get a copy of the FIR.They added that this was a grave issue and have decided to hold an emergency meeting to discuss further on the issue and¬†the actions to be taken.
The TTFI secretary-general,M.P. Singh was reported saying ‚ÄúMy personal opinion is since the¬†allegations are so grave,Ghosh should be suspended with immediate effect.If the investigation clears¬†him of any wrongdoing,he can return to the fold immediately.‚Äù He also told The Hindu¬†that the TTFI will take an appropriate call in 48 hours.
Soumyajit Ghosh has denied rape allegations and said that the girl was blackmailing him.