Doping: NIS doctor gives evidence to sports minister

first_imgSajib Kumar Nandi’s tirade against the functioning of the officials at the National Institute of Sports (NIS), Patiala, finally came good for him and on Thursday, he met sports minister Ajay Maken and justice (retd) Mukul Mudgal to give his version of the recent doping scandal that rocked Indian athletics.Sports Minister Ajay MakenNandi claims to have evidence of systematic doping within the centres of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) and a day after he was allegedly assaulted by the security personnel outside the NIS, Patiala, he got an opportunity to put forward his case.Besides his meetings with Maken and Mudgal, Nandi also had a couple of meetings with director general of SAI Desh Deepak Verma in the Capital.”I have documented proof of systematic doping at the NIS, Patiala, and I apprised the sports minister and Mr Mudgal about what all is happening within the NIS campus,” Nandi told Mail Today. The sports ministry has asked Mudgal to probe into the issues related to the recent doping cases in Indian athletics and submit a report within six weeks. “I met the sports minister in the morning and later in the evening I had a meeting with Mr Mudgal and DG SAI. Since 2002, I have been saying that senior officials are involved in organised doping and today I got a chance to speak out.”The sports minister heard me patiently and said he will look into all the aspects. I told him how everything was organized and how the executive director of NIS, Patiala, Laxman Singh Ranawat was involved in all these activities.advertisement”I gave them the evidence with documented proofs which can help them in their investigation into the doping incidents in the country,” said Nandi.Nandi hasn’t had cordial relation with the officials of the NIS, Patiala, and SAI. Since 2005, he is not on the payroll of the SAI but has neither been suspended nor dismissed.”I presented my case to the SAI DG and he has assured me that he will look into the matter.He might take time as it hasn’t been long since he took over as the SAI DG.” On Wednesday, when he tried to enter the NIS, Patiala, he was allegedly assaulted by the security in- charge and claimed that there were orders not to let him in.Yuri Flies Out Of IndiaIndia’s relay coach Yuri Ogorodnik, who was shown the door after six of his athletes were tested positive for banned substance, on Thursday left for his country. The Ukrainian appeared before justice Mudgal in Patiala on Wednesday and a day after he left for his country.Ashwini Akkunji, Mandeep, Sini Jose, Jauna and Priyanka Panwar had trained under him.last_img