All India Football Federation lifts ban on Mohun Bagan, let off with meagre fine

Mohun Bagan was a goal down against bitter rivals East Bengal in Kolkata when a stone hurled from one of the stands -- and apparently aimed at the referee -- hit midfielder Syed Rahim Nabi.

updated: January 15, 2013 19:07 IST
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New Delhi: In a massive reprieve for Mohun Bagan, the All India Football Federation on Tuesday revoked the two-year ban on the club while imposing a meagre fine of Rs 2 crore for abandoning its I-League derby against East Bengal mid-way, last December.

The decision was taken during the AIFF's executive committee meeting, chaired by president Praful Patel.

The I-League's core committee had earlier banned Mohun Bagan from the I-League for two years for breaching of rules.

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