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  • Lakshya was also a runner-up in the All England Championships
  • Lakshya played a key role in India's historic Thomas Cup triumph earlier this year

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FIR against star shuttler Lakshya Sen for age fraud

The FIR alleged that the 21-year-old reigning Commonwealth Games champion, along with his brother Chirag Sen, had fudged their age to get into playing age-group tournaments since 2010

India's star shuttler Lakshya Sen, his family, and former national coach Vimal Kumar were charged with cheating and age fraud in an FIR filed in Bengaluru.

The FIR alleged that the 21-year-old reigning Commonwealth Games champion, along with his brother Chirag Sen, had fudged their age to get into playing age-group tournaments since 2010.

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Meanwhile, the chief coach of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, Vimal Kumar said in a statement that the allegations were "baseless, frivolous and made with malicious intent".

The complainant alleged that Kumar colluded with Lakshya's parents to forge a birth certificate in 2010. If the charges are proven, the star Indian shuttler, who was awarded the Arjuna recently, will have to forego a lot of his records.

Lakshya was also a runner-up in the All England Championships and played a key role in India's historic Thomas Cup triumph earlier this year.

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