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Yet to receive judgement: NRAI on court order

delhi Updated: Jan 16, 2010 15:55 IST
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Jolted by a district court's verdict ruling the elections of its President Digvijay Singh and secretary general Baljeet Singh Sethi invalid, the National Rifle Association of India said it would decide its course of action after getting the judgement's copy.

A district court had yesterday ruled the elections of Digvijay and Sethi as being against the norms. The court said
contesting elections after completing two terms was against the constitution of the body.

"We have not received the judgement copy as yet. We have asked for a copy of it and will decide our course of action
only after getting it," NRAI secretary Rajiv Bhatia said.

While passing the order, the court had stated, "Having being elected to office, none likes to relinquish charge or
demit position. It is because of this that lesser known teams have grown in stature while India languishes at the bottom.

These observations aptly apply to this case."

"The national organisations are required to adhere to the guidelines which stipulate that an office bearer of a national sports association may hold office for one term of four years and be eligible for re-election for like term but not beyond."

Sethi has been NRAI Secretary General since 1985 and Digvijay is holding the President's post since 1999.

The verdict came on a PIL filed by NRAI life member Raju Soni.