Sh T S Krishna Murthy submits report on dope test issue of Monika Devi to Government

for Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports | Date - 12-09-2008

Sh T.S. Krishna Murthy, Retired Chief Election Commissioner, enquiring into the dope test issue of the weightlifter Ms Monika Devi, today submitted his report to Dr M S Gill, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports.

It may be recalled that Sh. Krishna Murthy had been appointed on 13th August,2008 , to look into all aspects of the issues relating to dope testing , the timing and release of the report which led to the withdrawal of Ms. L. Monika Devi from the Indian contingent deputed for participation in Beijing Olympics, 2008. During the course of enquiry, Sh. Krishna Murthy had meetings with the officials of the Ministry, the Sports Authority of India as well as the Indian Weightlifting Federation. He also met Ms. L. Monika Devi.

The Sports Minister thanked Sh. Krishna Murthy for completing the enquiry within short period. Dr Gill promised that the Ministry will take early action based on findings, and recommendations. The Minister also directed the officials to put the report on the Ministry’s website ( immediately for the information of all.

(Release ID :42744)

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