Randhir Singh, the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), lent a fresh twist to the war of words between him and IOA vice-president, Tarlochan Singh, on Wednesday.
He released letters supporting his claim that acting president, VK Malhotra, had formed the committees - ethics and arbitration - in February, which were dissolved in the general body meeting on Dec 15.
"The IOA has also constituted an Ethics Commission with three former judges of the Supreme Court and high court to look into matters related to ethical principles of the Olympic movement," Malhotra had stated in his letter to the PM in September.
What surprised Randhir was Malhotra's decision to set up the committees again.
"He (Malhotra) had signed all the papers then. What's the provocation now to dissolve the panels?" he asked.
As reported by HT, Randhir once again rubbished Tarlochan's demand that the ethics and other committees be formed again as they were not ratified by the general body.