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Paralympian moves Supreme Court over ‘delayed’ hearing

New Delhi, August 1

Five-time Paralympian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma has moved the Supreme Court challenging an order of the Delhi High Court which had posted his plea relating to his non-selection for the upcoming Tokyo games for hearing on August 6.

Sharma has said a division bench of the high court had on July 30 sought responses of the Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) and the Centre on his appeal against its single-judge order which had refused to interfere with his non-selection for the games.

He said in his plea filed in the apex court that the last date of selection for shooting in Tokyo Paralympic is August 2 and if the matter is heard on August 6, it would make the plea infructuous. It said the petitioner’s counsel had tried for an early date of hearing before the high court since, as per policy of the PCI, the deadline for sending names of final selected candidates for participation in the games is August 2. — PTI

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