Charges Dropped Against Indian Officials

(ATR) Two Indian officials will not face charges after separate arrests during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27:  Sushil Kumar of the India Olympic wrestling team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Sushil Kumar of the India Olympic wrestling team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

(ATR) There are no charges being held against the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general after his arrest at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

On August 3, Scotland police arrested Rajeev Mehta for driving in a drunken state while returning home after the Commonwealth Games.

Wrestling referee Virender Malik was also booked for sexual assault.

The charges against the two have been dropped.

"There are no charges," Mehta told reporters on Wednesday.

"I was free that time. I am free right now."

He added that he is considering filing a case against the Scotland police force but needs to consult his lawyer first.

Former Indian athlete Milkha Singh chastised the incident, saying that the two officials "have put a stigma on our country's name."

"The sports ministry and the IOA who have sent these officials will have to see what kind of investigation needs to be done against them, so that in future, they send such officials who don't embarrass the country," Singh said on Monday.

Written by Andrew Murrell

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