Embroiled in a case of domestic violence, former national champion Soumyajit Ghosh on Wednesday said he is eyeing a competitive return with the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships in June after being granted an unconditional bail by Barasat Courts.
“All the allegations against me are false and myself and my family have got bail,” Ghosh, who had become the youngster national champion back in 2013, told reporters. “I will try to make a comeback in the Commonwealth Championships. I will try my best. But at the same time I’ll have to appear in courts whenever they summon.
“With the bail, I can concentrate on playing again. It’s a very difficult battle and I consider myself lucky that my family and well-wishers stand beside me.”
Ghosh and five of his family members and relatives were charged with Indian Penal Code sections 498A [physical and mental torture], 406 [criminal breach of trust], 195A [threatening to give false evidence] and 34 [common intention] at the Barasat Courts on January 16.
“We all made an effort to reunite but I’m clueless on why all these allegations were made against us. I was really shocked to see the complaint. I’m innocent and waiting for the verdict.”
After getting a notice, Ghosh and his family appeared at the Barasat Courts. After the hearing, the chief judicial magistrate granted bail without imposing any condition, Ghosh’s lawyer Sibashish Pattanayak Dey said.
Ghosh married the same woman who had accused him of rape. After the case was dismissed, the same woman filed fresh charges against the Olympian.