Former Commonwealth Champion Atanu Lahiri who is also the Joint secretory of All India Chess Federation alleged that, Bharat Singh Chauhan, the secretary of All India Chess Federation has sold the data of all the chess players’ of India through a secret agreement. Atanu Lahiri has also raised a question on corruption of money against Chauhan. He has also said that, the federation isn’t working for the needy players and also not co-operating the players whom they are supposed to serve.
Lahiri, the coach of national team of Chess of six different counties said that, the data of Chess players’ includes the data of the star players like Biswanathan Anand, Koneru Humpy, Suryashekhar Ganguly and many others. Lahiri hold a press conference at Press club on Saturday, multiple audio recordings of Chauhan were presented to the media as evidence of his involvement in anti-federation activities. Lahiri has written a letter on this to the Prime Minister of India Naredra Modi. Apart from the Prime Minister, all the allegations along with the evidence will also be sent to the newly appointed Central Sports Minister Anurag Tagore, Atanu said.