UP police arrest three for duping Khelo India aspirants

New Delhi, November 6

The Uttar Pradesh police have arrested three persons, including a former kabaddi player, for fleecing grassroots-level athletes through a false advertisement for next year’s Khelo India Games.

The action was taken two days after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) lodged an FIR, alleging that several athletes across the country were duped through the false advertisement, which sought money to compete in trials for the Khelo India Games.

The Khelo India Games are scheduled to be held in Panchkula next year. “The Uttar Pradesh police has arrested three persons on Friday involved in circulating a false advertisement on social media platforms inviting applications from athletes to participate in the Khelo India Games scheduled in Panchkula in Haryana in 2021, and asking athletes to pay Rs 6000 each to participate in the Games,” the SAI said in a statement. — PTI

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