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Haryana: BJP minister, former hockey captain Sandeep Singh booked for sexual harassment

Haryana Sports Minister and BJP leader Sandeep Singh on Sunday handed over his portfolio to Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar after the Chandigarh Police booked him on charges of sexual harassment based on a complaint by a woman athletics coach.

On Saturday, the police also booked for stalking, illegal confinement and criminal intimidation after the woman made the accusations against him during a press conference last week.

Singh was the former Indian hockey team captain.

The complainant is an international-level athlete. She alleged that Singh sexually harassed her between February and November when she visited his official residence in Chandigarh.

“I was forced to give an undertaking that I would fetch medals in an upcoming international event. I was told that if I failed, the sports department would transfer me. Recently, I got transferred to my home district Jhajjar, where there is no track,” the woman said.

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