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WFI refers Narsingh dope case to CBI

Manmath Nayak1 |

The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Friday referred the alleged dope case of grappler Narsingh Yadav to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for a detailed probe.

WFI President Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, who met officials at the Prime Minister’s office, requested the probe to be carried out by the country’s premier investigating agency.

"The President, Wrestling Federation of India, met PMO after arriving from Rio (de Janeiro) and requested the case of Narsingh Yadav may please be forwarded to CBI for further investigation," a WFI statement read.

"Today, Brijbhushan Sharan Singh, MP, President, WFI, has confirmed that the case of Narsingh Yadav has been referred to CBI for further investigation," the statement added.

After being given a clean chit from the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), Narsingh was barred from taking part in the Rio Olympics — barely 12 hours before his bout was scheduled — by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) referred the matter to it.