Narsingh Yadav doping saga: CBI takes over investigations in wrestler's case

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.

PTI October 18, 2016 19:02:53 IST
Narsingh Yadav doping saga: CBI takes over investigations in wrestler's case

New Delhi: 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.

CBI sources on Tuesday said the agency has taken over investigation in the case in which FIR was registered by Haryana Police.

According to rules, CBI re-registers the FIR filed by state police but it is free to come up with any conclusion which emerges during probe.

Narsingh Yadav doping saga CBI takes over investigations in wrestlers case

File photo of Narsingh Yadav. AP

The case has been registered under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy, 328 (poisoning) and 506 of IPC.

In the complaint filed by Yadav which has been taken over by CBI, it was alleged that a wrestler of Dariyapur Kalan, Jitesh, mixed narcotics and banned substances in his meals and drinks to stop his participation in the Rio Olympics, the sources said.

"It was alleged that spiking of some restricted material (narcotic) in the meal/water of said international wrestler was to stop his participation in Rio Olympics for which he had qualified," CBI spokesperson Devpreet Singh said.

Yadav was slapped with a four-year ban by the Court of Arbitration (CAS) during the Olympics barring him from the Games. After the development, the WFI had been demanding a CBI probe into the matter.

The wrestler was tested positive for banned substance for about 20 days ahead of the start of the Olympic Games.

Yadav had alleged conspiracy against him saying his food and drinks were spiked at SAI hostel in Sonepat but failed to provide any substantial theory to substantiate his allegations.

He was debarred from representing India at the Rio Games in the 74 kg freestyle wrestling event but later NADA allowed him to participate in the game as it accepted the sabotage hypothesis advanced by the wrestler.

During the course of the Games, the CAS slapped a ban on him for flunking a dope test following WADA's challenge to the clean chit given to him by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) just three days ahead of his scheduled opening bout at the Olympics.

However, during the hearing at Rio de Janeiro, WADA had said if any decision was rendered at a later stage by a criminal court in India, which confirmed the alleged sabotage, then any award made by the ad-hoc panel could be reviewed by the Supreme Court in Switzerland, where the CAS is based.

Updated Date:

also read

President Emmanuel Macron wants Paris Olympics 2024 to turn France into a sportier nation
Sports

President Emmanuel Macron wants Paris Olympics 2024 to turn France into a sportier nation

"The aim is not simply to get medals, it will be to put sport at the heart of the nation," Macron said, as he visited Olympic building sites and existing sports facilities in northern Paris.

Neeraj Chopra wants to continue training with 'best' coach Klaus Bartonietz till Paris
Sports

Neeraj Chopra wants to continue training with 'best' coach Klaus Bartonietz till Paris

Chopra has been training with Bartonietz since 2019. He was earlier training under another German in former world record holder Uwe Hohn, who was recently released by the Athletics Federation of India due to several differences, including his salary and training methods .

Wrestling World Championships: Anshu Malik scripts history as 1st Indian woman to make final
Sports

Wrestling World Championships: Anshu Malik scripts history as 1st Indian woman to make final

Only five Indian women wrestlers have won medals at the Worlds and all of them — Alka Tomar (2006), Geeta Phogat (2012), Babita Phogat (2012), Pooja Dhanda (2018) and Vinesh Phogat (2019) — have clinched bronze.