Three Indian basketball team players, Amjyot Singh, Arshpreet Bhullar and Amritpal Singh, were involved in a roadside brawl in Bengaluru on Wednesday. Reports claim that the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) is probing the incident, through a three-member inquiry committee. The scuffle took place on Wednesday as the players were returning to the national camp that night when a road accident took place and Amjyot Singh took to Instagram posting photos of his injured knee and arms and accused the board for “suppressing” his voice.
The national basketball team is in Bengaluru to take part in the camp, and as per sources, the trio, Amjyot, Arshpreet, and Amritpal, with an under-17 player, left the campus on two bikes without seeking permission from any officials or coaches. The fight took place outside the camp premises and resulted not only in injuries but also a damaged gold chain and broken spectacles.
BFI secretary general Chander Mukhi Sharma confirmed that the four have been issued show cause notices for their violation of the camp’s protocol.
“Since the two met with the accident, they feared that their act of indiscipline would come out in public. Arshpreet was furious about Amjyot not riding the bike carefully and fought with him. A scuffle broke out and the two hit each other” he said.
Among the three accused, Amjyot was involved in a controversy earlier; for allegedly slapping Arshpreet and captain Yadwinder Singh, during the Commonwealth Games in Australia. He was then for a year banned by the BFI.