Bengaluru: Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju has stepped in and ensured strong action against a swimming coach who was accused of molesting a 15-year-old swimmer.

Swimming coach Surajit Ganguly allegedly molested the girl and it was brought to the notice of Rijiju by a Twitter user. The sports minister was quick to respond to it.

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Rijiju wrote on Wednesday (September 4), "A stringent action will be taken through Sports Authority. Firstly, it's a heinous crime of serious nature so I'll urge the Police to take stringent penal action against the coach urgently."

On Thursday morning (September 5), Rijiju said he had taken "a strong view" of the incident and added that Goa Swimming Association had terminated the coach's contract.

He also said that he will ask the Swimming Federation of India not to employ Ganguly anywhere in the country.

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"I've taken a strong view of the incident. The Goa Swimming Association has terminated the contract of coach Surajit Ganguly. I'm asking the Swimming Federation of India to ensure that this coach is not employed anywhere in India. This applies to all Federations & disciplines," he wrote.

Several Twitter users appreciated the sports minister for taking action on the accused coach.