Kolkata: Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik today met West Bengal Sports Minister Madan Mitra and seeked a plot of land to set up an academy for budding athletes.
"There is a special process. We have advised her to apply for this in the concerned department," Mitra said without giving any assurance.
The Indian athlete, accused of being a man and raping her housemate, also requested the minister for an independent inquiry into the incident.
The 26-year-old, who had won the 4x400m relay at the Doha Asiad, was arrested last month on the charge of rape and forced to undergo a gender test following accusations from a woman who lived in her flat.