Commonwealth Games Shame: Wrestling Referee Suspended for Charges of Sexual Assault

The Commonwealth Games ended on a sour note for India when two officials were arrested by Scotland Police for sexual assault and drunken driving.

updated: August 04, 2014 18:26 IST
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New Delhi: Wrestling Federation of India on Monday suspended referee Virender Malik, who was detained on charges of alleged sexual assault in Glasgow during the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games, with immediate effect.

The president of WFI, Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh took the decision to suspend the tainted official but the Federation would wait for details from Scotland police before making his ban permanent.

"The news of Malik's arrest came yesterday and since it was a Sunday and the office was close, the decision to suspend Malik was taken today by the WFI President. The first thing the President did today was issue a suspension against Malik with immediate effect," Assistant secretary of WFI, Vinod Tomar told PTI.

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