NEW DELHI: With no readability supplied by Padma Awards scheme relating to grounds for cancellation of a Padma award and there being no precedent of an awardee being arrested later for a heinous offence, the federal government is unlikely to rush into a choice on whether or not or not to suggest taking again the Padma Shri awarded to wrestler Sushil Kumar, in view of his homicide taint.
Kumar was arrested on Sunday for alleged murdering fellow wrestler Sagar Dhankar in a conflict. He faces expenses of homicide, abduction and legal conspiracy.
The Padma Awards scheme states: “The President might cancel and annul the award of the ornament to any individual and thereupon his title shall be erased from the Register and he shall be required to give up the ornament and the Sanad. Nevertheless it shall have the opportunity for the President to restore the ornament and the Sanad and to withdraw the orders of cancellation and annulment. ”
Kumar, who has gained two Olympic medals was awarded the Padma Shri in 2011.
A supply mentioned the MHA was seized of the problem and would take an acceptable determination on the proper time.
Former house secretary N Gopalaswami mentioned that whereas the MHA was ready to talk about a evaluation of his Padma award suo motu, it might like to look forward to a courtroom order – even whether it is on the chargesheet stage – earlier than recommending to the President of India to cancel and annul the award. “After a chargesheet is filed, the award could also be canceled by the President. And, in case he’s acquitted later, the orders cancelling the award could also be withdrawn, ”Gopalaswami instructed TOI on Monday.