Will seek CBI probe into Narsingh Yadav doping scandal: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav says the state government will ask the centre to launch a CBI probe into the doping scandal


Narsingh Yadav was handed a four-year ban by the Court of Arbitration of Sports. Photo: Reuters
Narsingh Yadav was handed a four-year ban by the Court of Arbitration of Sports. Photo: Reuters

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday assured wrestler Narsingh Yadav that his government will request the centre to order a probe into the doping scandal.

The grappler has been handed a four-year ban.

“We will request the central government to order a CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) inquiry into all aspects related to (Narsingh Yadav) the case so that the guilty are brought to book. The CBI inquiry will ward off possibilities of similar incidents taking place with sportspersons in future,” Yadav said after meeting Narsingh at the former’s official residence in Lucknow.

Yadav also asked the wrestler, who failed to compete at the Rio Olympics after being handed a ban by the Court of Arbitration of Sports for testing positive for banned substance, to forget the episode and work hard for his future.

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