The Telegraph
Wednesday , May 16 , 2012
Since 1st March, 1999

Sports office ransacked

Guwahati, May 15: An unruly mob of sports organisers this afternoon ransacked the Kamrup District Sports Office here and allegedly looted some sports goods from the office, protesting insufficient supply of quota of government-sponsored equipment.

Sources in the sports department said a section of beneficiaries from the Chaygaon area in the district demanded that more sports goods should be granted to them and decamped with some sports goods after ransacking the office. The sports goods were being distributed under the Chief Minister’s Special Scheme. The quota of goods included a football and a volleyball.

“This was not the full quota of equipment. It was a bonus over what we had distributed to over 11,000 beneficiaries last year. Since we were left with some more funds to provide sports goods, the chief secretary had suggested us to provide these additional goods, which the beneficiaries had apparently misunderstood to be a full quota for this year,” a directorate of sports official said. DSO Shiv Sankar Roy has filed an FIR with the Paltan Bazar police station.

However, no one was picked up in this connection.

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