Case of criminal conspiracy against juvenile

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Published on Jul 28, 2016 12:25 PM IST
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SONEPAT: Narsingh Yadav raised the stakes by filing a first information report (FIR) against a fellow grappler, 17-year-old Jitesh, who he alleged has spiked his food, which resulted in the positive test.

According to the police station in Rai, Sonepat, which has registered the FIR, a case has been registered under Sections 328 and 120B and 506 of the Indian Penal Code. Later in the day, the case was transferred to CIA, Sonepat. Sources said it’s likely that Jitesh will be questioned in the next few days.

Even as the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) continued to lend its support to Narsingh, he upped the ante, targeting sports officials, saying “they were also involved as they were not handing over the CCTV footage” to the police.

The stringent sections imposed by the police are in consonance with the complaint lodged by Narsingh.

WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh said: “We suspect Jitesh, a 75kg Greco-Roman grappler from Chhatrasal…I can’t say on the conspiracy and can’t say whether he did this on his own or on someone’s asking. We cannot investigate this but we support Narsingh’s demand for a CBI inquiry”.

Meanwhile, sports minister Vijay Goel said the government will go by international federation norms when it comes to taking a decision on Narsingh’s Rio trip.

“If nothing is found in the food supplements then it will be considered a positive dope test. He was told not to train in Sonepat,” Goel said.


    Saurabh Duggal is based in Chandigarh and has over 15 years experience as sports journalist. He writes on Olympic Sports.

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