Indian wrestler Narsingh Yadav was on Monday cleared of all doping charges by a National Anti Doping Agency panel, which said that he was a victim of sabotage. The committee added that there was "no fault and negligence" on Yadav's part, and he was sabotaged by "a competitor". The NADA panel did not specify who was behind the act.
However, Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Vjay Goel told Rajya Sabha later in the day that the wrestler's participation in the Rio Olympics this month would be decided by the Wrestling Federation of India, International Wrestling Federation, Indian Olympics Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency. Goel also informed Parliament that NADA had unearthed a conspiracy in Yadav's case, PTI reported.
The NADA panel concluded that a banned substance was found in his body, but it cleared him of charges because it was only a one-time ingestion and would have not given him any substantial gain. Yadav had tested positive for a banned drug in two tests conducted by NADA in the last two months, after which the 26-year-old filed a police complaint against a junior wrestler, accusing him of spiking his food.