CBI registers case in doping scandal involving international wrestler Narsingh Yadav

Narsingh Yadav RioFinally, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday registered a case in the doping scandal involving international wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who was barred from participating in the Rio Olympics after banned substances were found in his urine samples.

According to a report in The Times Of India, CBI sources said the agency has taken over investigation in the case in which FIR was registered by Haryana Police.

“According to rules, CBI re-registers the FIR filed by state police but it is free to come up with any conclusion which emerges during probe. The case has been registered under Section 120-B (criminal conspiracy, 328 (poisoning) and 506 of IPC,” says the TOI report, stating that in the complaint filed by Yadav which has been taken over by CBI, it was alleged that a wrestler of Dariyapur Kalan, Jitesh, mixed narcotics and banned substances in his meals and drinks to stop his participation in the Rio Olympics, the sources said.

Earlier, Yadav was slapped with a four-year ban for flunking a dope test after Court of Arbitration for Sports overturned the clean chit given to him by the National Anti-Doping Agency disciplinary panel.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had appealed against the NADA panel’s decision at CAS just three days ahead of his scheduled opening bout at the Rio Olympics.