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Hockey India election under the aegis of ex-HC judge: HC

india Updated: Jan 27, 2010 20:59 IST

The Delhi High Court today said it might appoint a retired judge as the Returning Officer for the election of Hockey India in view of the controversy arising for appointments in the sports body.

A Bench headed by the Chief Justice A P Shah asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Hockey India (HI) to file their response on how they are planning to conduct the election and suggest the name of a retied High Court judge who could be appointed as their Returning Officer.

In the meantime, the Centre today informed the court that differences with the Hockey India has been sorted out after
the sports body agreed to follow its suggestion on conduct of the election.

The court was hearing a PIL questioning the way in which the sports body is functioning and alleged irregularities in
conduct of the election.

The election, however, has been put on hold after the Rajasthan High Court had last week restrained the Hockey India
to conduct the exercise.

The Centre had earlier approached the High Court challenging Hockey India's recent appointment of GS Mander, vice president of Indian Olympic Association(IOA), as RO for its election which was scheduled on February 7.