Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)
The SR Nagar police have registered a case of cheating and forgery against Madhya Pradesh Basketball Association secretary for forging the birth certificate of players to cheat the government and the union Federation .
Based on the complaint by Chander Mukhi Sharma, representing Basketball Federation of India,State Olympic Bhavan at Kantirava Stadium on Kasturba road, the police on Thursday, registered a case against Avinash Anand,Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Basket Ball Association charging him under section 464 (making of a false document in the name of a fictitious person) and 468 ( forgery ) for further investigations.
Probe revealed that Avinash Anand leading the sub junior and youth basket ball teams from his state and forged the birth certificates of 14 students to push them into eligibility and qualify matches organised between November last yer to February this year.
The cheating came to light when Mr.Sharma verified the submitted documents and came to know that the birth certificates of 14 players have been forged.
This forgery is not only to avail the government and sports grants for the ineligible players but also deprived the chances of deserving players,Mr.Sharma,said in his complaint .
The matter was brought to the notice of the Federation before filing a case against Avinash Anand.
The SR Nagar police are verifying the documents and said that the accused will be summoned for questioning soon.