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Jothikumaran files suit against TV channel
May 02, 2008 16:00 IST
Last Updated: May 02, 2008 16:39 IST
Suspended secretary of the disbanded Indian Hockey Federation K Jothikumaran on Friday filed a suit against the television channel, that did a sting operation on him, claiming damages of Rs 25 lakh.
"Indian Hockey Federation and K Jothikumaran have filed a civil suit in the High Court of Chennai against Aaj Tak, the television broadcasters to declare that their telecast under the subject "Sting [Images] Operation - Operation CHAK DE" is concoctive, fabricated and fictitious in order to lower the status of IHF and K. Jothikumaran and claiming damages of Rs 25 Lakhs," Jothikumaran said in a statement.
Jothikumaran was caught on camera for allegedly accepting bribe for puportedly selecting a player in the national team.
The sting operation stunned the hockey fraternity and resulted in the KPS Gill-headed IHF being suspended by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA).