The government has sought a report on how Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and international wrestling referee Virender Malik were arrested by Police Scotland during the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Friday.
Sonowal said his ministry will wait for the report first before thinking of any move on its part.
“We have sought a report from the IOA on the incident of arrest (in Glasgow),” Sonowal said when asked if the government was contemplating action against these two officials.
He was speaking at the sidelines of an event to felicitate Glasgow Games medal winners.
Asked if the Sports Ministry would ask Mehta to quit from his post, Sonowal said, “We will first see the report and then think of any other move.”
- Soon You Could Get Plastic Currency Notes: Find Out More
- Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor Starrer Befikre Gets A Thumbs Up
- Supreme Court Seeks Centre’s Response Over Various Issues Regarding Demonetisation
- Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Writes To West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee
- Bigg Boss 10 December 8 Review: Swami Om Feels Cheated, lashes Out At Gaurav For Jail Punishment
- South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Impeached Over Corruption Scandal
- Former Air Chief SP Tyagi Arrested In VVIP Chopper Scam
- After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, Liquor Baron Vijay Mallya’s Twitter Account Hacked
- Find Out What PM Narendra Modi Told Cabinet Over Demonetisation Decision
- Home Minister Rajnath Singh Assures Safety Of All Tourists Stranded On Havelock Island
- Government To Waive Service Tax On Debit, Credit Card Transactions Of Up To Rs 2,000
- President Pranab Mukherjee Criticises Parliament Disruptions Over Demonetisation
- Pakistan International Airlines Flight Carrying Over 40 Passenger On Board Crashes
- Shah Rukh Khan On Raees Clash With Kaabil: It’s Impossible To Have A Solo Release In India
- US-President Elect Donald Trump Named TIME’s Person Of The Year 2016
Mehta and an unattached wrestling referee Malik were arrested by Police Scotland on August 2 for alleged drunken driving and alleged sexual assault respectively. Both were released on August 4 after the charges against them were dropped for lack of evidence.
Sports Secretary Ajit Sharan said that the IOA has been told to furnish details of the officials, who were sent to Glasgow by IOA/NSFs along with the amount paid such as air fare, boarding and lodging, local transportation, daily allowance.
“We have asked the IOA to furnish to us in writing the details of the number of officials sent by the IOA/NSFs and the total expenditure incurred during the Commonwealth Games. We have told the IOA to furnish the details to us as well as put up on the website of the IOA,” Sharan said.
“We have directed to the IOA that henceforth, all such detailed information regarding expenditure on officials will have to be put up on its website for every multi-sporting events to come up in future,” he said, adding that the IOA also comes under the Right to Information Act.