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IOA Secretary General, wrestling referee arrested at Commonwealth Games

Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 1:35pm IST Updated: Sunday, 3 August 2014 - 3:00pm IST | Place: Glasgow (Scotland)

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 In a massive embarrassment for the Indian contingent at the ongoing Commonwealth Games here, IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik have been arrested on different charges of alleged misconduct and assault.

According to reports, while Mehta has been arrested for drunken driving, Malik is facing a more serious charge of sexual assault. Malik was arrested on charges of a sexual assault by the police in Glasgow on Saturday.

Media reports, quoting a Scotland Yard spokesperson, stated that "two male members - aged 45 and 49 - were arrested on separate charges."
The two will be produced in court tomorrow.

The duo, however, is not part of the official 215-strong contingent which is staying in the Games village. Both of them were reportedly lodged at a local hotel.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman confirmed the arrests but refused to divulge anything more.

"On the August 2, a 49-year-old man was arrested following reports of an alleged assault at City Centre of Glasgow. On August 2, a 45-year-old man was arrested following reports of an alleged assault in the west of Glasgow," said the spokeswoman.

Asked if Malik had been arrested for alleged sexual assault, the spokeswoman said, "I cannot confirm right now." 




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