The Wrestling Federation of India on Friday said that the Central Bureau of Investigation will now handle wrestler Narsingh Yadav's doping case. Yadav was not allowed to participate in the Rio Olympics after he tested positive for a banned drug. WFI President Brij Bhusan Sharan Singh said the Prime Minister’s Office accepted their request for a CBI inquiry and referred the case to the investigating agency.
Singh told The Times of India that the federation had approached the PMO on August 28, requesting further investigation into the doping allegations Yadav faced. "People must know the truth behind the issue. I am glad that the PMO has referred the matter to CBI for an inquiry," he said.
Yadav was denied participation in the recent Rio Olympics after he tested positive for a banned performance-enhancing steroid in July. Although the National Anti-Doping Agency gave him a clean chit, the World Anti-Doping Agency rejected it and appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The CAS slapped a four-year ban on Yadav a day before he was supposed to fight his first bout in the Summer Games. The CAS rejected the argument that he was a victim of sabotage.