Chhattisgarh cricketer Harpreet Singh Bhatia booked for forgery

Chhattisgarh cricketer Harpreet Singh Bhatia booked for forgery


AG office lodged a FIR in Vidhan Sabha police station against Bhatia for obtaining job on the basis of fake marksheet.

Raipur:Senior cricketer and Chhattisgarh State Cricket Sangh (CSCS) Ranji team captain has been booked for obtaining Accountant post in the AG Office on the basis of fake BCom marksheet. The cricketer produced the graduation certificate of BundelkhandUniversity, Jhansi to get the job under sport quota in the AG Office Raipur. Bhatia had applied for the job in 2014. 

When the AG Office sent the certificate copy for the verification, the university refused to have issued any such marksheet. After which, a FIR was lodged by the AG Office with the Vidhan Sabha Police. 

30-year-old Harpreet Singh Bhatia plays for the Chhattisgarh cricket team and Central Zone in Indian domestic cricket. He is a left-hand batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler. He was a member of the Pune Warriors India squad in the 2011 Indian Premier League. He represented India at the 2010 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.

In April 2017, he had been signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was the leading run-scorer for Madhya Pradesh in the 2017–18 Ranji Trophy, with 629 runs in seven matches. He was also the leading run-scorer for Madhya Pradesh in the 2018–19 Vijay Hazare Trophy, with 271 runs in five matches.

Ahead of the 2018–19 Ranji Trophy, he transferred from Madhya Pradesh to Chhattisgarh. He was the leading run-scorer for Chhattisgarh in the tournament, with 627 runs in eight matches. In August 2019, he was named in the India Red team’s squad for the 2019–20 Duleep Trophy.

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