Natl shooting coach in trouble for 'siphoning' off ammo

In a startling revelation that could hamper the preparation of the country's elite shooters ahead of the London Olympics — which are now a little over three months away — the national shooting coach Sunny Thomas has been accused of "selling" large quantities of ammunition in the "open market" and "producing a fabricated forged bill" for the same.

Sunny Thomas

National shooting coach Sunny Thomas (C). AFP

Hindustan Times reported that a member of the District Rifle Club, Palakkad (Kerala), has filed a criminal complaint against Thomas in the court of the judicial magistrate for "producing a fabricated bill showing purchase of only 8,000 rounds of ammunition whereas the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) delivered 10,000 rounds (on the original bill) in 2001".

Githa Krishnan, in his complaint filed this January, has said that Thomas conspired with another co-accused and "sold the remaining 2000 rounds shown in the original bill (issued by the NRAI) in the open market and made wrongful gains and a wrongful loss to the club."

To know what proof Krishnan has to back his claim, read the entire HT article here.