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Now, IOC tells Randhir to act against ‘illegal body’
New Delhi, December 20, 2012
First Published: 17:16 IST(20/12/2012)
Last Updated: 00:40 IST(21/12/2012)

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has shot a letter to Randhir Singh, the secretary-general of the suspended Indian Olympic Association (IOA), asking him to take legal action if the newly elected members function as office-bearers.

The IOC has asked Singh to bar "illegitimate individuals" from discharging official duties.

"In your capacity as an IOC member, we request that you (Randhir) take all necessary measures and, if appropriate, any legal action at the national level against these individuals in order to protect all assets and properties of the suspended IOA," said the letter signed by Christophe de Kepper, the IOC director-general.

The IOC on Thursday reacted to reports that secretary-general, Lalit Bhanot, was officially communicating with the national sports federations.

"The IOC is extremely concerned by the ongoing situation of the suspended IOA and the misappropriation of responsibilities and properties by a number of illegitimate individuals claiming to represent the suspended IOA, whereas the IOC has already made it clear that the so-called 'elections' were null and void, and are not recognised by the IOC," Kepper wrote in the letter.

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