Clean Sports India has written to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Jacques Rogge, to state that Vijay Kumar Malhotra had recently shown “open defiance” of IOC’s directives.

In a letter signed by its acting president, Ashwini Nachappa, and convenor, B.V.P. Rao, the CSI stated that Malhotra, acting president of the IOA till the December 5 elections, had been heading a panel that included the newly-elected principal office-bearers to manage day-to-day functioning of the IOA.

This, the CSI, was in defiance of the IOC warning that Malhotra would be considered as acting president of the IOA if he did not breach the Olympic Charter.

“We feel the body headed by Mr. Malhotra will oppose any reforms in the IOA,” the CSI letter said.

The CSI sought immediate action against Malhotra. — Special Correspondent

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