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CBI registers case in Narsingh Yadav doping scandal

CBI has registered a case in the doping scandal involving international wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was barred from participating in the Rio Olympics after banned substances were found in his urine samples.

other sports Updated: Oct 18, 2016 22:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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CBI sources on Tuesday said the agency has taken over investigation in the case in which FIR was registered by Haryana Police.(REUTERS)

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR in the Narsingh Yadav doping case. Narsingh and the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) had alleged foul play after two of his samples showed traces of banned anabolic steroid methandienone.

The National Anti-Doping Agency’s anti-doping and disciplinary panel gave the wrestler a clean chit but the decision was successfully challenged by the World Anti-Doping Agency in the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which awarded him a four-year ban.

The CAS panel had dismissed the sabotage theory, saying the grappler failed to produce any real evidence in the matter while ruling that he took the “banned substance intentionally in tablet form”.

Earlier, the CBI took over the case from Haryana Police, which had filed an FIR on July 27. The case has been registered under Sections 120-B (criminal conspiracy, 328 (poisoning) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.

On the basis of the complaint by Narsingh, Haryana Police had named a junior wrestler of Dariyapur Kalan in its FIR as an accused in the conspiracy, but the agency clarified it would draw conclusions in the case only after completing its probe.

First Published: Oct 18, 2016 18:17 IST