Kerala High Court Issues Contempt Notice To Cycle Polo Federation Of India Secretary, Others


The Kerala High Court on Friday issued a notice to the secretary of the Cycle Polo Federation of India and others in the contempt case filed over the death of cycle polo player Nida Fathima.

Justice VG Arun, while adjourning the case to January 12, he ordered them to appear before the judge on that day.

The Kerala Cycle Polo Association has approached the Court, seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against Cycle Polo Federation of India Secretary Dinesh Sanwe and Kerala Cycle Polo Association Secretary Praveen Chandra.

Fathima, a 10-year-old cycle polo player from Alappuzha, Kerala, who had come to Nagpur to compete in the junior level of the National Cycle Polo Championship, died on December 22 after falling ill and vomiting on Wednesday night. constantly before being taken to the city hospital. Although he was taken to the hospital, his condition worsened and he died on Thursday morning.

The lawyer who appeared on behalf of the applicant, Advocate R. RenjithFathima and the players who are members of one of the associations were allowed to compete in the tournament, according to the interim order issued by the Court on December 15. The court allowed the Indian Cycle Polo Federation to allow the players. The Kerala Cycle Polo Association selected him to participate in the 2022-23 National Cycle Polo Championship, but the Cycle Polo Federation and other organizers of the event allegedly failed to arrange adequate accommodation and food.

Case Title: Kerala Cycle Polo Association v. Dinesh Sanwe

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