To allow his wife to workout, IPS officer denies athletes to practice in Stadium

Vastavam web: Anupam Agarwal, an IPs officer, who is also the director of Youth Empowerment and Sports Department has been accused of denying entry to national-level athletes to the Sree Kanteerava Stadium so that his wife could practice allegedly without any disturbance.Upset, athletes are now forced to use the Cubbon Park space to keep up their fitness regimen. The development has shocked the sports fraternity as the national-level events are just a few days away. Shwetha Agarwal, wife of Anupam Agarwal comes to the stadium to workout. She has a coach too. However, for the past two months, the athletes – who were coached by one Yatish Kumar – have been facing hurdles in the stadium, ever since one of the athletes requested Shwetha to change the track for her workout. The security guards at the stadium are not allowing them to work out in the stadium. Worse, when they went to complain to the station, the Sampangi Ram Nagar police denied taking the complaint allegedly at the behest of the officer, Agarwal. A few days ago, the athletes and their parents appealed to the officer to allow them to practice as the national events were nearing. The officer reportedly agreed.