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3 cases against Azhar & Co. for stampede

Published Sep 23, 2022, 1:12 am IST
Updated Sep 23, 2022, 1:30 am IST
Mohammed Azharuddin. (By arrangement)
 Mohammed Azharuddin. (By arrangement)

HYDERABAD: Three cases have been registered at the Begumpet police station against HCA president Mohammad Azharuddin and other members of HCA for cheating on allegations black marketing the tickets, negligence leading to stampede and also for not providing facilities to the fans at the the Gymkhana ground, Secunderabad, the venue for sale of tickets for the September 25 India versus Australia match in Hyderabad. Police registered the case on a complaint from fans who were injured at the venue.

Meanwhile, Hyderabad additional commissioner of police (law and order D.S. Chauhan said that it was noticed that the mismanagement by the Hyderabad Cricket Association at the Gymkhana ground in making precautionary arrangements, slow disposal of tickets and also in non-dissemination of information from time to time to the fans who had come in thousands had lead to the stampede.

Chauhan said he rushed to the spot with additional forces and started diffusing the situation once he received reports of chaotic scenes at the ticket counters.

As there were only few counters operating, police informed the organisers and increased the counters and also ensured that the ticket dispensation is expedited.

“However, as there was no information on the sale of tickets and the sudden downpour made the fans impatient forcing them to run for cover. However, we controlled them and had a dialogue with them using a PA system,ö he added.

" A detailed inquiry has been initiatied to ascertain how the incidents unfolded. We are analysing the CCTVs at the spot. Based on the findings and on legal assessment, specific charges would be put up against HCA officials," a senior city police official said.

Police said said HCA has informed them about the ticket sales at Gymkhana only on Tuesday, but it should have been done much in advance. Despite delay in communication, adequate force was deployed at the venue, cops said.

It was learnt that the injured persons including police, fire personnel and fans, were all discharged from hospital, after doctors declared that they have recovered and are out of danger.

Location: India, Telangana


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