New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) secretary Anup Narang on Thursday refuted all allegations of nepotism against association officials sending their own kids on a goodwill trip to Japan.
"The recent media reports hold no truth and even the honourable Sports Minister Mr.Vijay Goel has clearly stated in a statement that the event in question was a cultural exchange program and Sports Ministry had nothing to do with the programme," Narang said in his defence.
"The media reports stating that investigations have been initiated against the association and the President of BAI Akhilesh Das Gupta are false and misleading. Such efforts are purely been instigated by few interested parties who wants to malign the reputation and prestige of BAI," Narang was quoted as saying in a media release.
In addition to denying charges against Das Gupta, Narang alleged that former general secretary Vijay Sinha is trying to bring disrepute to the federation.
"BAI would like to bring to notice that General Secretary of BAI Vijay Sinha has been expelled by the Executive Committee (EC) held in Bangalore on 9 January 2017 and has been using all malicious means out of sheer desperation to bring disrepute to the Federation."
"Sinha and his son, Nishant Sinha, who have been probed by an independent judicial committee have been found guilty of serious charges of sexual harassment, misappropriation, fraud, nepotism, embezzlement and fraud and an FIR has been lodged with Lucknow Police based on the advice of the independent body's findings are continuously trying to defame by spreading wrong and misleading information," he alleged.
Updated Date: Mar 02, 2017 22:30 PM