CWG: No evidence against Indian officials; charges dropped

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Rajeev Mehta
New Delhi, Aug 4: Anandeshwar Pandey, Secretary General of Indian Olympic association said that no case could be framed against the two Indian CWG officials Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Mallik as there was no credible evidence against them.

While media sources have confirmed that charges have been dropped against Rajeev Mehta and he may be released from police custody in 15 minutes, the release of the Indian referee is yet to be confirmed.

In a major embarrassment for India in the Common Wealth Games, the two officials were arrested in glasgow on separate charges of drunken driving and sexual assault. While Rajeev Mehta was arrested for the first offence, Mallik has been accused of misbehaving with the receptionist of a premier hotel.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said,"On the August 2, a 49-year-old man was arrested following reports of an alleged assault at City Centre of Glasgow. On August 2, a 45-year-old man was arrested following reports of an alleged assault in the west of Glasgow."

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