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PM Narendra Modi intervenes in Narsingh Yadav dope test scandal

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Published on 26 July 2016 4:13 AM GMT

PM Narendra Modi intervenes in Narsingh Yadav dope test scandal
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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought a detailed report from the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) regarding the dope test of Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav.

Earlier, on Monday, Narsingh had demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation probe in the doping scandal, alleging that he was made a victim of a conspiracy.

Brij Bhusan Saran Yadav, the Chairman of WFI had met Modi on Monday evening and is believed to have given him a copy of Narsingh's complaint letter.

"There should be a CBI inquiry. The whole episode relating to my selection had gone to court. There was a CID report that my life is under threat. People are conspiring against me to stop me going to Rio," Narsingh said.

The 26-year-old will plead innocence in front of the NADA panel that is scheduled to meet on Wednesday.

Narsingh was selected for the Rio Olympics in controversial circumstances as double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar also claimed to represent the country in 74 kg freestyle and demanded a trial but later Narsingh was chosen by the WFI.

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