Glasgow: The Wrestling Federation of India has suspended international referee Virender Malik, who was arrested by Scotland Police for alleged sexual assault. Malik will be produced in court on Monday. Malik was in Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games.
Malik was one of the two Indian officials who shamed India during the Glasgow Games. The other was Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta, who was arrested for drunken driving whole returning from a late-night party. Mehta will also be produced in court.
Mehta and Malik were not part of the Indian contingent but went to Glasgow in their respective official capacities. Mehta was an invitee of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and presented medals to winners. Malik had officiated in the wrestling competitions in the Commonwealth Games. (Also read: Sonowal assures stern action if officials found guilty)