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PCI President Rajesh Tomar suspended for mismanagement in Para-Athletics games

Apr 8, 2015 09:00 IST

The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on 7 April 2015 suspended its president Rajesh Tomar. He was charged with gross mismanagement of the 15th National Para-Athletics championship for differently-abled sports persons.

The 15th National Para-Athletics championship was held from 22 March to 24 March 2015 in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.

The decision to suspend Tomar was taken at a meeting of the PCI’s executive committee in Bengaluru, Karnataka. It was alleged that the participants were accommodated in unfurnished flats with unhygienic facilities in Ghaziabad.

Executive Committee also decided to file Criminal Proceedings and file Civil Suit Proceedings against Rajesh Tomar in the court of law in Bangalore.

Beside this, the PCI also constituted a three-member inquiry committee headed by a retired Delhi High Court Justice to investigate the matter.

The 3 member Inquiry Committee includes
• Chairman - Justice Shankara Ramakrishnan, Retired Judge, High Court of Delhi
• Members - Veda Murthy, IAS (Retd.) and Kallegowda (an Arjuna Awardee Disabled Sports Person)

PCI also appointed the vice-President Nale Nandkishor as the present acting President.


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