The goons fled the spot before the police could arrive.
Reacting to the assault on Bhandari, a DDCA official told IANS that they will register an FIR and promised strict action against the culprits.
"As far as the attack was concerned, it is presumed to be by one of the disgruntled players whose name was missing from the list of probables. We are still waiting for more details on the issue," the official said on condition of anonymity.
"We will register an FIR and the guilty won't be spared," he assured.
Bhandari got 7 stitches for cuts on his legs and head.