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Hockey veteran booked on charges of using fake caste certificate to get job

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The police on Wednesday arrested triple Olympian and former team captain Kumar for allegedly illegally obtaining a Scheduled Caste (SC) certificate.

Kumar had allegedly obtained a certificate of the Mala community from Trimulgherry Tahasildar office here. He did so to get a job in an Indian Air Lines.

D Rajesh, of station said, "Four days ago we received a complaint from Trimulgherry Tahasildar stating that Kumar who was former has obtained SC Mala community certificate illegally from Trimulgherry Tahasildar office, as is of Backward Class (BC) - A Nayee Brahman community and through the SC certificate he got job in Indian Air Lines Earlier. After inquiry, it was noticed that was not from the SC Mala community."

A case Under Sections 420 and 471 of the IPC has been registered.

Mukesh Kumar is and had played 307 international hockey matches and scored about 80 goals. Mukesh had also played in three 1992 in Barcelona, 1996 in and 2000 in

He was also conferred with Arjuna Award.

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 01:44 IST