The All India Football Federation (AIFF) Disciplinary Committee sentenced Kerala Blasters FC's Harmanjot Singh Khabra to a two-match suspension and a fine of INR 1.5 Lacs.
Khabra was held guilty of 'hitting an opponent when not challenging for the ball' after being charged with 'violent conduct' in a Hero Indian Super League (ISL) match against Hyderabad FC last month.
Upon investigating video footage of the incident, the AIFF body show caused the player. In his written response, Khabra regretted "making an error in sporting judgment and acting in a manner which is not in line with the laws of the game and it was never his intention to hurt Sahil Tavora."
The Committee called upon for an additional hearing and passed their verdict on Tuesday, March 1. Khabra will remain suspended for Kerala Blasters FC's last two ISL league-stage matches this season against Mumbai City FC (March 2) and FC Goa (March 6).