Exclusive: Kalmadi still IOA president, says official website

Updated: Nov 12, 2011, 16:44 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

New Delhi: Suresh Kalmadi, who was sacked as the Indian Olympic Association’s (IOA) president more than five months ago, is still the IOA president, according to the official website.

Kalmadi, who is currently behind bars for his involvement in corruption during the Commonwealth Games 2010, was sacked from the post on April 26, 2011.

On the site www.olympic.ind.in, one can click on the tab ‘organisation’, which sits on top of the page towards the left hand side.

Along with IOC member Randhir Singh and treasurer N Ramachandran, there appears a young Suresh Kalmadi with designation as President and Member of Parliament.

It shows there has been no effort on the side of the authorities to update or rectify the same even after more than five months (the above information is as of 12 November 2011, 4:35pm).

Former MP and president Indian Archery Association VK Malhotra was appointed the acting President of the IOA after Suresh Kalmadi was arrested by the CBI in connection with the irregularities in awarding contracts for the 2010 Delhi Games.

CBI questioned Kalmadi in April over alleged irregularities in the conduct of Queen`s Baton Relay (QBR) held in London in 2009, and was later arrested under Sections 120 B and 420 (criminal conspiracy and cheating) of the Indian Penal Code in the Commonwealth Games Time Scoring Equipment scam.