Athletics Federation of India(AFI) lodged a formal complaint with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CWG) on Monday clarifying race walker KT Irfan is not guilty. After the incident, he was not allowed to participate for violating the No-needle policy inside the Games village in Gold Coast.
The incident on April 9 came to light when a cleaner sounded off the organizers about a needle being found in Irfan’s room. The second needle was found from triple jumper Rakesh Babu’s bag. Both Irfan and Babu’s campaign had ended before the
In Babu’s case, the syringe was found in his bag and India didn’t challenge the decision after seeking a legal opinion. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) contingent members and AFI officials have accepted the fact that the syringe indeed belonged to the triple jumper, as it is understood.
But, India has asked the
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