Villagers of wrestler Narsingh Yadav, who tested positive in a dope test, have come out in support of him demanding Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the whole issue that led to the disqualification of the wrestler for Rio Olympics.
Hundreds of people in Ajgara village of Varanasi took out a demonstration in development block Sholapur demanding a probe into the whole issue.
Narsingh’s father Pancham Yadav and mother Bhoolna Devi said their son, a freestyle wrestler in 74 kg category, was innocent and did not even consume tea, forget taking steroids to boost up his energy levels.
The family alleged that wrestler Satpal and Sushil Yadav conspired to get Narsingh out of the Olympics.
Narsingh’s family said they would hold a rally and demonstrate outside Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office in Varanasi, in case justice is not served to their son. Modi is Lok Sabha MP from Varanasi.
Several village heads, local sportspersons and politicians have lend their support to the agitation, saying Narsingh had a fairly clean record so far and if the family alleged a conspiracy, there should be a fair probe into the whole matter.