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National-level boxer turns driver to earn a living

ANI  |  Ludhiana (Punjab) [India] 

A former national-level and medallist Lakha Singh now works as a in Punjab's to make ends meet.

Speaking to ANI, Singh, who is also an ex-man, sought help from the and the

"I won numerous medals at the national- and international-level. But I was tricked and taken away at the Airport during a championship by someone and was declared absconder by the I request for help from the and the Army. It was a little and unintentional fault," he told ANI.

Singh had joined the as a jawan during the anti-Sikh riots.

In the year 1998, Singh was scheduled to take part in the World Military Boxing Championship, but he slipped out of the Airport, following which he was declared absconder by the Army.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 14:00 IST